Government Documents at Killam Library
The Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library is a selective depository library under the Federal Depository Library Program. Through this program, the Library receives 34% of the items available from the Government Printing Office (GPO). The Government Printing Office is one of the most prolific publishers in the world; information on almost any subject can be found in Federal government publications.
The Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library also holds a collection of Texas State publications received through the recently discontinued Texas State Publications Depository Program.
The Federal and Texas State documents include physical and online publications. Physical publications can be found through the WorldCat Local Discovery System. Most online Federal publications can be found through the FDsys website and those which have been selected by our library can be found in the WorldCat Local Discovery System. Texas State publications are primarily in physical format, but those which are online can be found through TRAIL.
Questions regarding government documents can be directed to the Government Documents Department at (956) 326-2121.
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COLLECTION STATUS UPDATE
All government documents in physical format are being integrated into the library’s General Collection where they are shelved by the Library of Congress Classification System. Currently, some of our documents can still be found on the second floor of the library in a separate government documents location, but as the transition continues they will be moved into the General Collection. As this process continues, many of our documents will be under evaluation and may not be readily available; if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The current locations of most of our items can be found in the WorldCat Local Discovery System.
All government documents that have not been added to the library's General Collection will be classified under either Superintendent of Documents Classification (for Federal Documents) or Texas Documents Classification (State Documents).
Access to Documents
The documents are available in the Library for anyone who wants to view them. To be able to check them out, however, see below.
Circulation of government documents follows the general circulation policy of the library. To check out a government document you do not need to be a student, but you do need a valid form of United States or Texas identidicaton, such as a passport, driver's license, or Texas ID card.
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