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Government Documents and Information

Federal Depository Library Program

Bailey 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). 

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Screenshot of Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

Public Access to Government Information

The government documents collection is housed on the ground floor of Bailey Library. Patrons will be escorted by a library faculty or staff member to browse the collection, or items can be requested by patrons and retrieved by library staff. Government information is searchable in the library catalog, which also includes links for government documents in electronic format. GovInfo is the official federal government portal to government information. 

Federal depository resources are available and usable for all library patrons regardless of library affiliation, disability, age, residency, or other patron status.  Any member of the general public may use depository resources in all formats at a Federal depository library free of charge and without impediments.

Pennsylvania Documents

Bailey Library is a selective depository for documents from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This collection contains items such as the state budget and various agency reports and statistics. Records for this collection are also found in the library catalog.

Pennsylvania Websites

FDLP Resource Guides

FDLP Basic Collection

Federal Depository Libraries are required to provide access to the Basic Collection, which includes the following resources.

Subject Guide

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