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A guide for the Government Documents Collection


Public Access

"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)"

Where are the GovDocs?

The Government Documents Collection in Brown Library is a separate collection located on the lower level. The Government Documents map collection is along an east wall. The microfiche, and CD case are located on the lower level in Special Collections. Please ask for assistance.

Government Documents at Brown Library

ACU Library has been a depository for federal government publications since 1979, serving the 19th Congressional District. We exist for members of the public as well as students at the university. We are a selective depository, choosing approximately 61% of materials published by the federal government. This includes online, paper, maps, DVDs, books, journals, etc. 

Topics include agriculture, census demographics, business statistics, military history, criminal justice, law, geology, international relations, and many others. We have a particularly strong collection of Texas topographic maps.

In recent years, many government publications have been digitized and can be found in various places on the internet. Also, a growing number of publications are born digital. This LibGuide highlights our physical collection as well as the thousands of publications available online.

Government Document Finding Aids

These will get you started or check out the Internet Government Resources tab for more.

History of GPO's Federal Depository Library Program

Your Personal Librarian

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Shan Martinez
Catalog & Government Documents Librarian
Phone: 674-2733
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