"Free access to government information for all."
This statement is the basis of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which started in 1813 after a joint resolution was passed in Congress. The IU Kokomo Library joined the FDLP as a selective depository in 1969. As a depository, the library houses many essential government documents as well as provides discoverability and access to the government documents online. The documents include books, microfiche, CDs, DVDs, videos, maps and websites. Library use is not restricted, and materials are 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 online. Documents, both tangible and digital, are listed in IUCAT, the IU online library catalog. Federal documents will be found on the first floor of the Library. A Government Documents Research Guide has been created to help you locate federal government documents of special interest to you. If you need help, please Ask a Librarian.
The Library is also a depository for state documents. The majority of state documents are interfiled with the book collection on the second floor.
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
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
- Code of Federal Regulations
- Congressional Directory
- Congressional Record (Daily)
- Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
- Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents
- Economic Indicators
- Economic Report of the President
- Federal Digital System
- Federal Register (Daily)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
- Social Security Handbook
- United States Code
- United States Government Manual
- United States Reports
- United States Statutes at Large
Last Updated: 2 November 2015