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Government Documents

Federal government information is available for free public use. The Library has been a designated federal depository since 1917.  The depository selects approximately 6% of items published by the Federal Government. The majority of these items are only available through the internet.

Visitor Information: 

If you need access to Government Documents, please see the Reference librarian at the desk.  For online resources, our librarians will provide you with a guest account to access the Internet on one of our PC's on the first floor of Greenley Library.

Government websites To access our most frequently used government Internet resources.

We also receive about 50 items in paper. Most of this material is cataloged and placed in the library's book collection. It can be accessed by using our online public catalog.

A few ephemeral items are kept in the Reserve Office. These items are kept for five years.  After which they are disposed of according to FDLP regulations.  Below is a list of this material.

Library of Congress Magazine
Posters Commerce Department
Posters Interior Department
Posters Smithsonian Institution
NASA Magazine
U.S. Constitution (pamphlet)
U.S. Government Depository Libraries Directory
Reproducible Federal Tax Forms for Use in Libraries
Hubble Science Year in Review
Regulations, Rules, Instructions Government Printing Office 

Additional Materials

The following items are kept in the Technical Services area of the Library and can be accessed by contacting the Head of Reference.

Classification Library of Congress
Classification Schedule C, Auxiliary Sciences of History Library of Congress
Classification Schedule T, Technology Library of Congress
Subject Headings Manual Library of Congress
Subject Cataloging Manual, Shelflisting Library of Congress
LC Rule Interpretations Library of Congress
Library of Congress Subject Headings and Supplements


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