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U.S. Government Documents Guide


Overview of Government Documents held by Emory Libraries

As of Summer 2017, most of our print government documents collection is being held at the joint Emory-Georgia Tech Library Service Center (LSC).  Most all government documents are requestable from the LSC, although some due to quality or rarity, may also be used onsite at the main Woodruff library.  

Please note that the Law Library also has some essential print documents still kept onsite, such as the Federal Register.

How do I search for U.S. Government Documents?

Start by searching discoverE, the library catalog.

You can also do a search of electronic and print publications from all branches of government from 1976 to present​ (not just those collected by Emory Libraries) by using the Catalog of U.S. Government PublicationsFor publications issued prior to 1976, the printed Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications should be consulted (search discoverE).

Also use the tabs on the left to get more information about and links to specific types of government information.

As noted above, the vast majority of Emory's print government documents are housed at the Library Service Center (LSC), which Emory shares with Georgia Tech. By virtue of this partnership, Emory patrons also have access to government documents held by Tech (Tech is particularly strong in official NASA and EPA documents, for which they serve as a Center of Excellence).  Most all documents are available for request.  If you are a non-Emory affiliated patron, you are also able to request government documents materials. Please check with Library Service Desk staff.

For Emory patrons, be sure you are logged in to request Emory government documents. provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.