Government Documents

"This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law." The Rebecca Crown Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1966. The Library currently selects 34% of all publications printed by the Government Printing Office, the federal agency responsible for publishing information produced by the Federal Government.

The majority the Government Document Collection is housed on the second floor of the library and is organized according to SuDoc, the Superintendent of Documents classification system.

The collection offers a wide array of publications from all branches of the U.S. government. Collected formats include print, microfiche, and CD. The collection's strengths include census materials, the Congressional Record and its predecessor, the Congressional Globe, dating to 1834, and a partial collection of the U.S. Serials Set.

For questions about the Government Documents collection, please contact Heather Parisi at (708) 524-6872 or

Government Search Engines

Specific Government Resources