Government Documents Collection


"Free access to government information for all."Federal Depository Library Graphic

This statement is the basis of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which started in 1813 after the passage of a joint resolution in Congress. The IU Kokomo Library joined the FDLP as a selective depository in 1969. Currently, the IU Kokomo Library selects about 31% of the items available from the Government Printing Office (GPO). This includes books, microfiche, CDs, and videos. We do not own the material; we agree to house it in the library and make it available. By law, the material is made available for use by the general public at no cost.

These government materials are unique and include items such as congressional documents, laws, presidential documents, environmental, health, justice and other agency publications, census materials, and tax information. Many government publications are now available in electronic format. Documents are listed in IUCAT, the IU online library catalog. Federal documents will be found in several locations on the first floor of the Library. The majority of state documents are interfiled with the book collection on the second floor.

We have created a Government Documents Research Guide to help you locate government documents of special interest to you. If you need help, please Ask a Librarian.


The Government Documents Basic Collection


The Government Documents Basic Collection found in the IU Kokomo Library includes:

American Factfinder

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Budget of the United States Government

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Census of Population and Housing: Population & Housing Unit Counts

Census of Population and Housing: Summary Population & Housing Characteristics

Census of Population and Housing: Summary Social, Economic, & Housing Characteristics

Census of the Population and Housing: Social, Economic, & Housing Characteristics

Code of Federal Regulations

Compilation of Presidential Documents

Congressional Directory

Congressional Record (Daily)

Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation

County and City Data Book

Economic Indicators

Economic Report of the President

Federal Digital System

Federal Register (Daily)

Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Social Security Handbook

Statistical Abstract of the United States

U.S. States Statutes at Large

United States Code

United States Government Manual

United States Reports

USA Counties

Last Updated: 25 June 2014