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Government Information: Online Access of Government Information

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.

Online Access to Government Information

If you would like assistance accessing online government information, please contact the Government Information staff at  We are happy to assist you.

Public Use Computers

The Alkek Library has three public use computers available to community members.  Visitors may use the computers to view, download, copy, and print government information.

Public access to online federal government information is free of charge and equal to that offered for access to other information.  In accordance with Texas State University Libraries policies, public patrons are charged a per page fee for printing or photocopying.

The public use computers are located on the 3rd floor.  Please see the Computer Help Desk if you have any technical issues with the computers.

Public Computers


Internet search tip!

A simple alternative to searching specific databases for government information--type the following into a search engine, like Google:

then add your topic: jfk assassination

Explore Census Data (also known as is the new platform and a centralized location to access demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Government Websites

These online resources are available to the public for free and can be found with an Internet search.


Most of these databases are licensed solely for use by Texas State University students, faculty, and staff.  However, in many cases, databases may be used by community users who are physically present in the Library.