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This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. The government documents collection is available to Texas State University researchers, as well as the local community, as guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code).

The Alkek Library is a selective depository with a variety of federal and state documents. Alkek's Government Information collection includes approximately 1.4 million Federal and Texas documents, with a large collection of topographic maps. Government Documents are excellent primary resources for researchers.

Government documents from the federal government are located on  the third floor, in the fourth floor compact shelving, and at the Archives and Research Center.

Government information at Texas State University Libraries can be accessed online through free government websites and databases.