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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 and 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 online materials and links are accessible through 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 letters correspond to the agency which issued the document, e.g. TD represents the Department of Transportation.

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 placed on hold. Photocopies and copies from microfilm/microfiche are available for $.10 a page.

You may contact the Government Documents Collection 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 Depository Library Program
Find and Apply for Federal Grants
Government Publishing Office: GPO
Legislative Information:
Public Health Reports from the U. S. Public Health Service
U. S. Census Data - Census Bureau: DOC
U. S. Patent and Trademark Office: DOC
Weather and Climatic Information: NOAA

The database listed below requires a password, accessible only on-site at the 4th floor of Main Library. Please ask reference staff for assistance.

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