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US Federal Government Information: Home


The Marx Science and Social Science Library provides access to government documents via public computers and to reference services via the Librarian for Government Information. The library’s online US Federal government information guides remain available and library staff will gladly respond to email inquiries about the depository collections. Inquiries about public access reference appointments and directions may be directed to Gwyneth Crowley (, Librarian for Economics and US Government Information at Marx Science and Social Science Library.

To find out more about Yale's support of government information in general, please look here.

U.S. Federal Documents Collection

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Yale University Library was designated a federal depository library in 1859. It became a selective depository when the program was reorganized by federal public law in 1962, meaning that it does not receive all materials disseminated through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) but instead selects a subset of those materials.

Strengths of the FDLP collection include congressional and executive branch documents, economics, international relations and diplomacy, labor, history, public policy and social issues, and statistical publications. The collection includes materials from 1789 to the present.

The Yale Law Library is also a U.S. federal depository library.


Welcome to the US Federal Government Information page

In this guide, you will find information on the 3 branches of the US Federal government and information on agencies (including the regulations they pass):


To find out more about:

Government Information at Yale

Other local depository libraries

How to cite U.S. government documents

General resources for U.S. government information