The Texas Documents collection is housed in Government Information on Floor 4 of the Alkek Library. The library received selected publications of Texas government agencies until 2011. In that year, the state legislature eliminated funding of the Texas State Publications Depository Program for all but the regional depositories at Texas State Library and Archives in Austin and Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
As more than 90% of the documents in Government Information are uncataloged, the Catalog of Texas State Agencies can be used to find classification numbers which may identify documents in the Alkek Library collection. For those documents that are not found in the library, a search in the Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL) or Google may yield an online version. If there is no full-text available, submit a request to Interlibrary Loan.
To search cataloged Texas government documents in the Library Catalog, use a keyword, title or author search and limit search results by click on “Search Entire Collection” and select “Government Documents" from the drop down menu.
Due to COVID-19 measures, access to the Alkek building is temporarily restricted to Texas State students, faculty and staff only. Members of the general public may obtain government information help via phone and email.
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The Texas Documents Classification Scheme was created in order to organize documents created by Texas agencies. You can view the scheme online or in the uploaded files.