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Find Government Documents


To locate publications and documents in the Government Documents Collection:

  • Recent and current federal government documents may be found in the ASU Library Online Catalog
  • Materials will have a HAYDEN US DOCUMENTS location in one of the following formats:  print, online, microfiche, CD/DVD, etc., depending on the agency and/or date published
  • Many Federal documents in our collection, prior to 1976, can not be searched through our Online Catalog.  It is possible to identify these documents using other resources, including: 

Once identified, these publications can be searched for in our physical collection.

*Information Regarding Federal Government Shutdown*

As of October 1, 2013, the United States Federal Government is without a budget and has 'shut down'.  While this will affect most government resources (websites, offices, etc.) the particulars will vary from agency to agency.  Some websites are no longer updating information, and some websites have basically 'closed'.  If you come across a website that appears to be down, try copying the website's URL, and plugging it into the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive.  You should then have access to the website and all associated links for various dates in the past.

You may also contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

About the Government Documents Collection

Location: Hayden Library, Level 3

Reference hours (In-person, telephone):

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday


Email Reference via GovDoc-Info

The Government Documents Collection is comprised of three collections:

The Federal Documents Collection

The Arizona State and Local Government Collection

The United Nations Collection

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).

This Library Guide is modeled on the great work done by Gwen Sinclair and the folks at the University of Hawa'ii at Manoa Libraries.

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