U.S. Government Documents
About the collection
As Georgia's regional depository for U.S. government documents, the University of Georgia Libraries is responsible for curating a comprehensive collection of publications made available through the Federal Depository Library Program. The collection includes materials from the executive, judicial, and legislative branches.
Many U.S. Government documents can be located through the Libraries' catalog; however, please be advised that items published prior to 1976 are not always represented. Additional access to U.S. documents is provided by the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications and WorldCat.
Digital access to some U.S. government documents can be found via sources such as:
HathiTrust collections (UGA login required to download):
- U.S. Federal Documents
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set
- EPA publications
- Bureau of Indian Affairs publications
UGA Resources (requires UGA login):
Many subject guides link to additional U.S. government information sources, including Govt Info: U.S. General, Govt Info, U.S. Congressional, Legislative Research: Bills and Public Laws: U.S. Bills & Public Laws and Govt Info: U.S. Statistics.
If you have a question about whether the Libraries own a specific item, please contact us.
Locating documents at UGA
U.S. government documents are housed in the Map and Government Information Library, the Science Library, the Special Collections Libraries, and the off-site Repository. Most U.S. documents are shelved according to the Superintendent of Documents (Sudoc) Classification System. The prefix J84 is added to this number to complete the call number used in this collection (i.e. J84: D 101.2:AC 2/5).