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Use this guide to learn about and access information from Dupré Library's Federal depository library and U.S. government information resources and sites.
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About our Federal Depository Library

Edith Garland Dupré Library was designated a Federal Depository Library in 1938. As a selective depository, the library receives 40 percent of selections available to depository libraries through the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (formerly, the Government Printing Office). Formats and media include tangible (print, audio-visual, microform) and online publications.

Free and equal access to government information is provided to the general public, in accordance with Section 1911, Title 44 of the U.S. Code.

Reference and information services are provided by the Reference and Research Services department and the Head of Government Information in the Special Collections department.

Locations of Government Publications in the Library:

  • U.S. Government Documents Collection (1st floor near the Reference Department)
    • These publications have SuDoc call numbers.
  • Main Stacks (Standard shelving on all floors) - These publications have Library of Congress (LC) call numbers.
  • Reference & Research Dept. Collection - 1st floor
  • Microforms Section - 1st floor
  • Louisiana Room - 3rd floor
  • Search online publications, databases or federal websites from the library’s web pages.  

Circulation of most documents is allowed.

Consultations or appointments may be scheduled for research assistance and library instruction sessions.

Depository Library Coordinator

Sandy Himel, Head of Government Information
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