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Your Federal Depository Library

 There are many ways to access government publications and information:

About our Depository: Edith Garland Dupré Library was congressionally designated a Federal Depository Library in 1938. 

Free and equal access to government information is provided to the general public, in accordance with Section 1911, Title 44 of the U.S. Code.

As a selective depository, the library receives nearly 40 percent of selections available to depository libraries through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), known formerly as the Government Printing Office.

Circulation of most documents is allowed.

General and specialized reference, research and instructional services are provided. Individual or group consultations and instructional sessions may be scheduled.

Locations of Government Publications in the Library:

  • U.S. Government Documents Collection (1st floor near the Reference Department) - These publications have SuDoc call numbers.
  • Main Stacks (Standard shelving on all floors) - These publications have Library of Congress (LC) call numbers.
  • Reference & Research Dept. Collection - 1st floor
  • Microforms Collection - 1st floor
  • Louisiana Room - 3rd floor
  • Search online publications, databases or federal websites via the Library's web pages, workstations or other connections. 

There are many ways to search and access print and online government publications and information.