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Do the libraries have a collection of government documents?

Last Updated: May 15, 2015  |  69 Views

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SLU's Government Documents collection officially began in 1866 with Pius XII Memorial Library's status as a Federal Depository Library. Collection strengths lie in both the historical collection and electronic access to current government information. Its 700,000 volumes most notably include the following:

  • more than 6,000 volumes of the Congressional Serial Set
  • a complete run of the American State Papers and the Congressional Globe
  • 18th and 19th Century Census materials
  • a large selection of NASA documents

The majority of the documents collection is housed at the Locust Street Library, with microfiche, cd-roms, and CIA and Missouri USGS maps housed at Pius XII Memorial Library.

Items are available through a variety of service delivery options, requestable through the SLU Libraries catalog. Many older materials are not cataloged, so please ask for help at a first-floor service desk for assistance locating historical documents. More information on the Locust Street Library may be found here.

For assistance with government documents, you may contact the documents staff at 314-977-3106 or 314-977-5611, or the information desk at 314-977-3103 or

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