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Government Information at FAU Libraries

"In these materials is democracy in all its redundancy, politics in its unsteady wanderings between the ridiculous and the sublime, the sum of our intellectual curiosity, our greed, our genius, and our stupidity; our search for facts, for justice, for advantage. Here, in sh rt, is America; here are we."
Prof. Wayne Fields, from an address he gave upon the 100th-anniversary celebration of the federal depository at Washington University in St. Louis in 2006. Professor Fields spoke on the importance of government documents in his university research and teaching (as an English professor)

Discover the myriad pathways to accessing valuable information from the U.S. Federal Government, mirroring our nation's diverse routes toward independence. This comprehensive guide offers numerous avenues to uncover the knowledge you seek. Begin your journey at the Government Resources homepage, where you'll discover links to federal, state, and international sources. Explore USA.gov and Ben's Guide to understand government operations and legislative processes. Delve into the Catalog of Government Publications (CGP) for an extensive inventory of print and digital resources. Local holdings can be found through a search in the FAU Libraries Catalog. Utilize the SuDoc classification system for navigating Government Documents. Experience seamless access to GPO electronic resources through the newly launched govinfo platform. For further insights into the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), delve deeper into additional resources. Embark on your quest for knowledge empowered by these diverse pathways.

Since 1963, the S.E. Wimberly Library has proudly served as a designated depository for U.S. Government documents, ensuring public access in accordance with Title 44 of the United States Code. Our steadfast commitment to providing unrestricted access to government information is underscored by our Mission Statement, which emphasizes free and open access through federal and state depository programs.

Located in the West Wing on the First Floor, the Government Documents Physical Collection is accessible to the public during regular library hours. You can use our library catalog as the primary tool for locating specific government documents, where you'll find call numbers for items in our physical collection and links to an extensive array of titles offered electronically by the Government Publishing Office, now exclusively in digital format. For more information, please see the Government Information and Maps homepage.

If you need research assistance or help locating a government resource, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can visit the office of the Government Documents Coordinator in Room LY 149 in the Research and Instructional Services Department Office, Suite LY 157. If the coordinator is unavailable, our dedicated Research and Instructional Services Department librarians are available to assist you. If you would like to schedule a comprehensive consultation, please complete a Request a Research Consultation or Faculty Orientation Form.

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact Information: Phone: 561-297-4536

Email: govinfo@fau.edu