Government documents are publications produced by the different agencies of government agency. 44 U.S. Code § 1901 defines a government publication as “informational matter which is published as an individual document at Government expense, or as required by law” (Pub. L. 90–620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1283). These can be bills and statutes, the U.S. budget, presidential materials, congressional documents, judicial publications (court opinions and independent counsel investigations), executive agency publications, regulations, and many more.
Government documents at FSU are housed in the basement of the Strozier Libraries. Our documents cover a broad subject areas like business and the economy, education, the environment, health and safety, history, politics, law, science and technology, people and cultures, and census, demographics and urban planning.
As a federally mandated depository library, we commit to providing free, public access to all tangible and online publications distributed by the Government Publishing Office, and to provide users with assistance using the material. In 2015, more than 2,500 visitors from within the FSU and Leon County community used the Strozier Library government documents.