United States Statistics
United States Government Information in the University Libraries
“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)
The University at Albany was designated a federal depository library in 1969. We are a selective depository library. Our collections are open to the public and reference assistance is available at the reference desk or by contacting the government information librarian (see contact information to the right)
United States government information is housed in the Periodicals Room on the basement level of the University Library. U.S. government documents are housed to the right as you enter the Periodicals Room. They are arranged in Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) number order. Paper, fiche, cd-roms, and dvds are all part of the collection and most will circulate if you have borrowing privileges with the University Libraries.
United States government information received by the libraries or available online is accessible by searching Minerva, the University Libraries' online catalog. Online United States government information selected by the government information librarian is also available via this guide.
The University Libraries have uncataloged collections of US government microforms. These microform collections are housed in Government Documents in the University Libraries' Periodicals Room. Collections are described in the attached document prepared by Lauren Schucker.