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Government Documents Collection

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The Jacksonville Public Library is a selective depository for publications of the Federal Government. Federal agencies publish materials on a wide range of topics. This information is disseminated to the public through the Federal Depository Library Program. Publications are issued by all branches of the government and are distributed in a variety of formats. Many agencies provide materials accessible through the Internet and many links are in the library's catalog.

The documents collection is organized according to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) Classification System, created for cataloguing U.S. Government Documents. In this system, the initial call letters correspond to the issuing agency, e.g. T represents the Treasury Department.

The collection is available for use on the 4th floor of the Main Library during regular library hours. Many of the materials circulate, but cannot be requested from another branch library. Photocopies and copies from microfilm/microfiche are available for $.10 a page.

You may contact the Government Documents Department at (904) 630-0626.

Useful Web Sites:
Catalog of U. S. Government Publications: GPO
Copyright Office: Library of Congress
FDSYS - Official Federal Government Publications Online: GPO
Federal Agency Forms
Federal Depository Library Program
Find and Apply for Federal Grants
Government Printing Office: GPO
Legislative Information: Thomas (Library of Congress)
Note: Thomas will be retiring at the end of 2014. Congress.gov will be the new method for accessing legislative information.
U. S. Census Data - Census Bureau: DOC
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: DOC

The following sites require a password, accessible only on-site at the 4th floor of Main Library. Please ask reference staff for assistance.

Public Health Reports from the U. S. Public Health Service
USA Trade® Online
Weather and Climatic Information: NOAA