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Government Information: Depository Libraries

Welcome to Alkek Library's Government Information unit. This guide was created to assist researchers who might use publications or resources published by the federal or state government.

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Congressional districts

Typically, depository libraries have been designated on the basis of congressional districts (for more information, please see  Our depository is  unique in that we were designated a depository at the request of Lyndon B. Johnson, then U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

The Alkek Library is the sole depository for the 25th Congressional District, which is currently represented by Representative Lloyd Doggett.

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Federal Depository Library Program

Since 1813, libraries across the country have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the federal government. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is managed by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) under the statutory authority of Title 44 of the United States Code.

Depository libraries provide free public access to publications of public interest and educational value from all three branches of the federal government. There is a wide variety of resources, including everything from tax information to Census demographics, Texas topographic maps to Supreme Court cases, and small business information to numerous special congressional and special agency reports.  State and local governments, citizens, researchers, students, and teachers … all may use depository libraries to access government information.  

As institutions committed to equity of access and dedicated to free and unrestricted public use, more than 1200 depository libraries serve as one of the vital links between "We the people" and our government.

For more information, please see the Federal Depository Libraries website.

Local depository libraries

This list includes depository libraries in the vicinity of Texas State University-San Marcos.  For more information and other locations, please see the Federal Library Directory.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission (the regional depository for east Texas, with extensive holdings and responsibility for oversight of selective depositories in the region)
Austin, TX

Palo Alto College
San Antonio, TX

Saint Mary's University 
San Antonio, TX

Saint Mary's University (Law)
San Antonio, TX

San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX

Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, TX

Texas State Law Library
Austin, TX

Trinity University
San Antonio, TX

University of Texas - Austin
Austin, TX

University of Texas -Austin (Law)
Austin, TX

University of Texas - San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 

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