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This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

The University Library is a Federal Depository Library for the U.S. Government Printing Office. Our collection is selective with a focus on education, criminal justice, health, and census materials. Government documents are available in many formats including online. You can search for them within the Library Catalog. Our print items are organized on the shelf by the SuDoc (Superintendent of Documents) classification system. You can ask the Library staff for help with finding documents.

To learn more about the Federal Depository Library Program, visit the GPO website or contact Josh Sopiarz.


State Documents

The University Library is also an Illinois depository library providing access to publications from Illinois state agencies. These documents are available in many formats including online. You can search for them within the Library Catalog. Our print items are organized on the shelf by the Dewey Decimal system. You can ask the Library staff for help with finding documents.