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Government Publications: United States: Home

Guide to United States government publications.

About this Guide and Federal Depository Library #0172

The Government Documents collection at the DePauw Libraries supports the academic mission of the University and serves the government information needs of the general public, primarily the residents of Putnam County and the 4th Indiana U.S. Congressional District.  DePauw was designated as a Federal depository in 1879, the first in Indiana.  The DePauw Libraries provide free and unimpeded public access to United States federal government information in all formats, including Internet access. All depository materials and access are available for anyone to use without charge. DePauw is a Selective Depository, receiving only a small percentage of depository printed materials.  We provide access to items electronically via records in our catalog and access to government websites on subject-specific LibGuides.

Print materials may be located in the Roy O. West Library (on the Lower Level, in Compact Shelving; in the Fireplace Room in the Reading Room, Level 1;  catalogued and shelved with the General Collections on Level 2 or 3; or in the Offsite Storage Collection.

Need Help? Ask us!

Contact Caroline Gilson,; she is the Depository Coordinator for the Roy O. West Library.  She can help you find specific items or help with general searching of U.S. government publications.