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Guide to government documents at Kent State University Libraries

Government Documents at Kent State University

Poster stating Government Information At Your Fingertips, saying ask a library staff member for help

Government Documents Collection Management at Kent State University

Kent State University's Federal Depository Library selects about 49% of the total items offered through the Federal Depository Library Program. For more detail on how the collection is structured, please refer to the document below.


Federal Depository Library Program icon representing book and American eagle"The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. The FDLP provides Government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout the country and territories. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance." -About the FDLP (see link below)

As part of the FDLP, Kent State University Libraries provide access to a broad range of government information with professional assistance from librarians. Not sure where to start, ask a staff member!

Core Documents of Our Democracy

Archival scanned image of the Congrefs of the United States

Follow the link below for access to high-quality copies of key documents to U.S. democracy.


Use KentLINK to search for government resources in Kent State University Libraries' catalog.

General Government Information Web Portals