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Syracuse University Libraries

Government Information: Home

A starting point for locating government information and specific government publications.

NOTICE

ATTENTION: As of June 15, 2021

The Library’s Federal Depository U.S. Government Documents collection is now open to ALL patrons during regular library hours.

Access to digital online Government information is always available, as usual, through the Libraries’ website library.syr.edu and through the Documents research guide.

Government Documents

Government Publications at Syracuse University

 

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The government documents collection includes all types of government publications in all formats. The SU Libraries has been a part of the Federal Depository Library Program for more than 140 years since it was designated by US Congressional Representative Frank Hiscock on Feb 7, 1878. We currently select 70% of all documents available to depository libraries. We also collect other government publications that include:

  • New York State, City of Syracuse and Onondaga County documents
  • Documents from the Council of Europe, United Nations, Great Britain

The collection includes over 500,000 paper items, thousands of items in electronic format, over 4,000 CD-ROMS and DVDs, and over 2 million microfiche. Materials are located on the 3rd floor of Bird Library. Most government publications can be searched for by using the Classic Catalog or SUMMON

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

BREAKING NEWS

Updated January 11, 2021.

Contact

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John Olson
Contact:
358 Bird Library

Individual appointments for in-depth reference inquiries are also welcome through MS Teams or Zoom.
315.443.4818
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Preservation Steward

Syracuse University Library has entered into a Preservation Stewardship agreement with the US Government Publishing Office (GPO). The Libraries will be one of four geographically dispersed locations around the country to permanently preserve and retain the print volumes of the United States Statutes at Large.

GPO Offical Partner

Preservatin Steward