Hi! My name is Rochelle Krueger, Government Documents Librarian. This guide will assist you in locating government documents tools to assist in your research needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. My office is located on the north side of the 2nd floor of the Library, in the Government Documents Department.
The library facility includes approximately 90 computers with a suite of office applications available to patrons to prepare documents, such as presentations, research reports, or, to access the Internet. Calvin T. Ryan’s catalog and the majority of the holdings in the library are indexed in an online catalog. E-books, journals, and other electronic resources are available through the catalog by faculty and students from any computer with Internet access, throughout the world.
Study rooms and a classroom provide spaces for students to practice presentations in an educational setting. Audio-visual equipment also facilitates classroom preparation and opportunities to view the electronic media maintained by the library.
Reference service is available in person, via email, and through a chat service. As with the library’s digital resources, chat based reference service is available from any computer with Internet access, throughout the world. In addition to the Calvin T. Ryan Library reference staff, expert reference librarians from other institutions provide back-up reference service. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Government Shutdown Issues
Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government,
the Library of Congress is closed to the public and researchers beginning October 1, 2013 until further notice.
Various other government sites MAY be available and simply not updated. Others will be COMPLETELY inaccessible.
There are nearly 1,250 depository libraries throughout the United States and its territories.
What is a Federal depository library?
What are you interested in?
- Health & Nutrition
- Laws, Statistics, & Presidential Materials
- Science & Technology
- Business & Careers
- World Maps
Your local Federal depository library is ready to help! Explore publications, journals, electronic resources, microfiche, microfilm and more on hundreds of thousands of topics for FREE at Federal depository libraries. Explore all of this with the expert assistance of trained librarians.
Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance.
What is the Federal Depository Library Program?
Established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) involves the acquisition, format conversion, and distribution of depository materials to libraries throughout the United States and the coordination of Federal depository libraries in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
The mission of the FDLP is to disseminate information products from all three branches of the Government to about 1,250 libraries nationwide at no cost.
The U.S. Government Printing Office administers the FDLP and serves to provide this network of libraries with the tools they need to keep America informed.