Depository documents in our collection are searchable through the Online Catalog (HUWebCat), the library’s online catalog. They are arranged by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification number and organized in order by issuing agency. Click on SuDoc Classification to access a guide on using this system.
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
All government publications in paper form, including maps, are located on the 1st floor of the Harvey Library, opposite the Circulation Desk and microfiche is on the 2nd floor.
In 1977, the Federal Government designated Hampton University as a Selective Depository for housing government publications. We currently select, receive, and retain approximately 22 % of the items that are distributed by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO). The collection includes:
The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. GPO administers the FDLP on behalf of the participating libraries and the public. Information products from the Federal Government are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, both in print and online.