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Government Information

UAlbany Libraries' gateway to locating U.S. government information

Federal Documents in the University Libraries

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 “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 selective federal depository library in 1964. Our collections are open to the public. Research assistance is available at the University Library or Dewey Reference Desk or by contacting FDLP Coordinator Karina Ricker. Also, chat with a librarian 24/7 via our IM service Ask Us!  

Print, fiche, cd-roms, and dvds are all housed in the Periodicals Room of the University Library. They are arranged in Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) number order. Materials received prior to 1976 may not be in our Search tool. A librarian can consult paper files to confirm whether we have the material. Most materials circulate if you have borrowing privileges with the University Libraries. Reference materials do not circulate.

If UAlbany does not have a federal document, it may be requested through Interlibrary Loan

Federal materials are also available at the New York State Library (NYSL) and can be borrowed, including some journals. Read here to determine if you are eligible to borrow from the NYSL.  The FDLP Coordinator can assist you in contacting the NYSL.

The University Libraries also have uncataloged microform collections. Most are housed near the print materials in the Periodicals Room of the University Library.  Collections are described in the attached document prepared by Lauren Schucker.