Bureau may refer to:

  • Public administration offices of various kinds
  • Government agencies of various kinds
  • News bureau, an office for gathering or distributing news, generally for a given geographical location
  • Desk, a piece of furniture, typically a table used for office work
  • Chest of drawers, a piece of furniture that has multiple, stacked, parallel drawers
  • Bureau (European Parliament), the administrative organ of the Parliament of the European Union
  • The Bureau, English New Wave soul music group
  • Bureau County, Illinois
  • Le Bureau, a French television series
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, the leading internal law enforcement agency in the United States
  • Service bureau, a company which provides business services for a fee
  • Citizens Advice Bureau, a network of independent UK charities that give free, confidential help to people for money, legal, consumer and other problems
  • Louis Édouard Bureau (1830–1918), French physician and botanist
  • Jacques Bureau (1860–1933), Canadian politician
  • André Bureau (born 1935), Canadian lawyer and communications executive
  • Marc Bureau (politician) (born 1955), Canadian politician; mayor of Gatineau
  • Stéphan Bureau (born 1964), Canadian television journalist
  • Marc Bureau (ice hockey) (born 1966), Canadian ice hockey player

Famous quotes containing the word bureau:

    We passed the Children’s Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    Only one marriage I regret. I remember after I got that marriage license I went across from the license bureau to a bar for a drink. The bartender said, “What will you have, sir?” And I said, “A glass of hemlock.”
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
    native American belief, quoted by D. Jenness in “The Carrier Indians of the Bulkley River,” Bulletin no. 133, Bureau of American Ethnology (1943)