Government Documents

The Library is a selective depository for government documents published by the governments of the United States and the State of California. (Note: Some documents are issued to us only in an electronic format.)

Free public access to government documents is assured by state and federal law. Documents that have been cataloged and added to the main collection are listed in the Library Catalog. The Library has some uncataloged documents in microform collections; assistance with microform collections is available at the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform desk, fourth floor, east wing.

For general assistance in identifying and locating government documents in the Oviatt Library, go to the Government Publications page. Subject guides for accessing government documents on specific topics are also available. For additional help, Ask a Librarian via chat, email, in person, or by phone.