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Government Information: Government Information Home

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.

What Is Government Information?

Government information and government information products are published, compiled, or created by the government, at government expense or as required by law. This applies to all government publications, regardless of format.

The Alkek Library is a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program.

What is a Federal Depository Library?

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by the authority of Title 44, Section 19 of the U.S. Code (PDF). Libraries designated as depositories agree to provide free public access to government publications. Alkek B. Alkek Library is a federal depository for the 25th Congressional District in Texas.

Where are Government Publications Located at TXST?

Print government documents are located at one of the following locations:

  • Alkek Library 4th floor compact shelving (main location) 
  • Alkek Library 3rd floor (gov info, gov info reference)
  • Archives and Research Center

The majority of government documents are in the 4th floor compact shelving. You may retrieve the documents yourself or you may contact the Checkout Desk or Ask Alkek desks for assistance retrieving items. Newest federal documents can be located on the 3rd floor government information shelves. Older material is being relocated to the Archives and Research Center.

Topographic maps are located on the 3rd floor of the Alkek Library. 

Call or check the Library Hours to verify library hours.

Browse Government Documents Online

Open Science Announcements from Federal Agencies