Government Documents Collection

Government Documents and Federal Collections

The law library is a congressionally designated selective depository for U.S. Government documents and receives books and materials published by the federal government. Federal documents in paper are located on levels two and three.  Patrons needing to access to these materials should ask for assistance at one of the service desks since levels two and three are not open to the public.  

The documents collection is designed to serve the needs of the greater community and public access is guaranteed by Title 44 of the United State Code.  No I.D.  is required to enter the building, however non-university users must present I.D. and apply for a library card if they wish to check out materials, regardless of format.

The following is a list of the resources we offer online: Note: Many of these resources are freely available on govinfo, but with later coverage, beginning from the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s.

Congressional Resources

Federal Laws and Regulations

Federal Cases

Legislative Histories

News and Reports


The Faust Law 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)