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Government Information

Government information is any information printed or released electronically at government expense or by the authority of a government agency. Information is available on numerous subjects. Access to government information resources (tangible documents and electronic documents) is available to all.

Government Information Office:

Phone: 817.257.7669        Location: First floor lobby, room 118 (Map)

Government Information office hours:

For exceptions to regular hours, please check the library hours page.       

Day Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 7 am - 3 pm
Tuesday 7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday 7 am - 3 pm
Thursday 7 am - 3 pm
Friday 7 am - 3 pm
Saturday Closed

Access to collections for general public:

For exceptions to regular hours, please check the library hours page.       

Day Admitted
from:
No longer
admitted after:
Must depart by:
Sunday noon 8 pm midnight
Monday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Tuesday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Wednesday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Thursday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Friday 7 am 7 pm 8 pm
Saturday 9 am 7 pm 8 pm

Note: During the fall and spring semesters, Sunday-Thursday hours after midnight are reserved for TCU-affiliated patrons who must swipe a TCU ID to be admitted to the building. The TCU Library is closed the week following Christmas, but remote access to Government Information is still available during this time.

  Brenda Barnes Head of Reference
Depository Coordinator for Government Information
Brenda Barnes b.barnes@tcu.edu
817.257.5430

Reference Department
Government Information
  Beth Callahan Library Specialist
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817.257.7669
Government Information  

 

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Circulation and copying

The library catalog contains records for most documents published since 1976. Information about earlier publications and publications not available at TCU is provided through other indexes.  Reference librarians are available to assist with these indexes.

Most U.S., Texas and European Union documents may be checked out to patrons with borrowing privileges. There is no copyright on most government documents, so there are few restrictions on photocopying.

 

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United States documents

U.S. documents are shelved as a separate collection. They are arranged on the shelves by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification which groups materials by issuing agency. Please visit the Government Information office or the research desk if you need assistance locating materials.

The documents stacks are accessible from the first floor, on either side of the alcove between the Gearhardt Reading Room and the lobby. The stacks are three floors high on either side and do not have elevator access. Library staff are available to assist with the retrieval of documents.

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Texas and European Union documents

The TCU Library has a robust collection of Texas state documents. The Texas State Depository Program ceased in July 2011 and the TCU Texas collection is current through that date. Most Texas publications are indexed in the library online catalog. This collection is located on the second level of the documents stacks, on the north side.

The TCU Library is also a European Union Documentation Centre. EU publications are cataloged in the online catalog and are shelved in the main stacks.

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