Government Information

Phone: 817.257.7669
Location: Government Stacks, Gearhart Reading Room (Map). Ask for help at the Research Help Desk. (Map)


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Government Information Hours

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

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
Visitor Hours

For exceptions to regular hours, please check the library hours page. Please familiarize yourself with visitor hours requirements before arriving.

Admitted from:No longer admitted after:Must depart by:
Sunday 11 am 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 8 pm 8 pm
Saturday 10 am 8 pm 8 pm

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 in Library Services if you need assistance locating materials.

The documents stacks are accessible from the first floor, on either side of the alcove on the east side of the Gearhardt Reading Room. 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.

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.

Virtual Shelf Browser

A Department of Agriculture (1862- )
AA ACTION (1971-1994)
AC Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1961- )
AE National Archives (1934- )
AR International Bureau of the American Republics
B Broadcasting Board of Governors/International Broadcasting Bureau
C Department of Commerce (1913- )
CC Federal Communications Commission (1934- )
CR United States Commission on Civil Rights (1957- )
CS Civil Service Commission (1883-1979)
CSA Community Services Administration (1974-1981)
D Department of Defense (1949- )
E Department of Energy (1977- )
ED Department of Education (1979- )
EP Environmental Protection Agency (1970- )
ER Energy Research and Development Administration (1975- 1977)
FA Commission of Fine Arts (1910- )
FAA Federal Aviation Agency (1958-1967)
FCA Farm Credit Administration (1933-1939, 1953- )
FCD Federal Civil Defense Administration (1951-1958)
FE Federal Energy Administration (1974-1977)
FEM Federal Emergency Management Agency (1979- )
FHF Federal Housing Finance Board (1989- )
FHL Federal Home Loan Bank Board (1955-1989)
FL Federal Housing Administration (1939-1942)
FM Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (1947- )
FMC Federal Maritime Commission (1961- )
FO Foreign Operations Administration (1953-1955)
FP Federal Power Commission (1920-1977)
FR Federal Reserve System Board of Governors (1935- )
FS Department of Health, Education and Welfare, etc. (1939-1969)
FT Federal Trade Commission (1914- )
FTZ Foreign-Trade Zones Board (1934- )
FW Federal Works Agency (1939-1949)
GA General Accounting Office (1921- )
GP Government Printing Office/Superintendent of Documents (1895- )
GS General Services Administration (1949- )
HE Department of Health and Human Services (1980- )
HH Department of Housing and Urban Development (1965- )
HS Department of Homeland Security (2003- )
I Department of the Interior (1849- )
IA United States Information Agency (1953-1978, 1982-1999)
IC Interstate Commerce Commission (1987-1995)
ICA International Communication Agency (1978-1982)
ITC United States International Trade Commission (1981- )
J Department of Justice (1870- )
L Department of Labor (1913- )
LC Library of Congress (1800- )
LR National Labor Relations Board (1935- )
M National Military Establishment (1947-1949)
MB Board of Mediation (1926-1934)
MC Maritime Commission (1936-1950)
MS Merit Systems Protection Board (1979- )
N Department of the Navy (1798-1947)
NA National Academy of Sciences (1863- )
NAS National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1958- )
NC National Capital Planning Commission (1952- )
NCU National Credit Union Administration (1970- )
NF National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (1965- )
NMB National Mediation Board (1934- )
NS National Science Foundation (1950- )
OP Overseas Private Investment Corporation (1969- )
P United States Postal Service (1970- )
PE Peace Corps (1982- )
PM Office of Personnel Management (1979- )
PR President of the United States
PREX Executive Office of the President (1961- )
PRVP Vice President of the United States
RC Federal Radio Commission (1927-1934)
RR Railroad Retirement Board (1935- )
S Department of State (1789- )
SBA Small Business Administration (1953- )
SE Securities and Exchange Commission (1934- )
SI Smithsonian Institution (1846- )
SSA Social Security Administration (1995- )
T Department of the Treasury (1789- )
TC International Trade Commission (1974-1981)
TD Department of Transportation (1966- )
TDA U.S. Trade and Development Agency
VA Department of Veterans Affairs (1930- )
VE Federal Board for Vocational Education (1917-1933)
W Department of War (1789-1947)
X Congress
Y 1 Congress: House and Senate reports, documents, bills, journals, etc.
Y 3 Congress: Commissions, Committees, Boards
Y 4 Congress: Hearings, Committee Prints, Publications
Y 6-10 Congress: Impeachment Proceedings, Memorial Addresses, CBO


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