Government Information

Phone: 817.257.7669
Location: Government Stacks, Gearhart Reading Room (Map). Ask for help at the Research Help Desk. (Map)


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Government Information Hours

For exceptions to regular hours, please check the library hours page.

Sunday Closed
Monday 7 am - 3 pm
Tuesday 7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday 7 am - 3 pm
Thursday 7 am - 3 pm
Friday 7 am - 3 pm
Saturday Closed
Visitor Hours

For exceptions to regular hours, please check the library hours page. Please familiarize yourself with visitor hours requirements before arriving.

Admitted from:No longer admitted after:Must depart by:
Sunday 1 pm 5 pm 5 pm
Monday 7 am 7 pm 9 pm
Tuesday 7 am 7 pm 9 pm
Wednesday 7 am 7 pm 9 pm
Thursday 7 am 7 pm 9 pm
Friday 7 am 5 pm 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm 5 pm 5 pm

United States documents

U.S. documents are shelved as a separate collection. They are arranged on the shelves by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification which groups materials by issuing agency. Please visit the Government Information office or the research desk in Library Services if you need assistance locating materials.

The documents stacks are accessible from the first floor, on either side of the alcove on the east side of the Gearhardt Reading Room. The stacks are three floors high on either side and do not have elevator access. Library staff are available to assist with the retrieval of documents.

Texas and European Union documents

The TCU Library has a robust collection of Texas state documents. The Texas State Depository Program ceased in July 2011 and the TCU Texas collection is current through that date. Most Texas publications are indexed in the library online catalog. This collection is located on the second level of the documents stacks, on the north side.

The TCU Library is also a European Union Documentation Centre. EU publications are cataloged in the online catalog and are shelved in the main stacks.

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Government Printing Office (1960- )

GP 1.1: Annual Reports
GP 1.1/2: GPO Access
GP 1.2: General Publications
GP 1.23/4: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
GP 1.23/4:St 9/ U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual 1973
GP 1.40: ePUB Illustrated

Superintendent of Documents (1895- )

GP 3.2: General Publications
GP 3.7: Document Index
GP 3.7/2: Numerical Lists and Schedule of Volumes of the Reports and Documents of Congress 1933-
GP 3.8: Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
GP 3.8/3: Cumulative Indexes
GP 3.8/6: United States Congressional Serial Set Supplement; Index
GP 3.8/8-8: Monthly Catalog of the United States Government Publications, Periodical Supplement
GP 3.8/8-9: Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
GP 3.8/8: Monthly Catalog of the United States Government Publications
GP 3.9: Price Lists 1898-
GP 3.16/3-2: Administrative Notes
GP 3.16/3-3: Administrative Notes Technical Supplement
GP 3.16/3: Daily Depository Shipping List
GP 3.21/2: Posters
GP 3.22: List of Publications
GP 3.22/2: Subject Bibliographies 1975-
GP 3.22/3: GPO Sales Publications Reference File
GP 3.22/6: SIGCAT CD-Rom Compendium
GP 3.24: List of Classes in 1950 Revision of Classified List of United States Government Publications by Departments and Bureaus
GP 3.24/2: Inactive or Discontinued Items from the 1950 Revision of the Classified List
GP 3.26: Regulations, Rules, and Instructions
GP 3.28: Final Cumulative Finding Aid, House and Senate Bills
GP 3.29: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
GP 3.30: Transcripts of Proceedings, Meeting of Depository Council to the Public Printer
GP 3.30/3: Proceedings of the Annual Federal Depository Library Conference,...Regional Federal Depository Seminar
GP 3.31: Needs and Offers List
GP 3.32/2: GPO Depository Union List of Item Selections
GP 3.33/4: Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries
GP 3.34: United States Congressional Serial Set Catalog: Numerical Lists and Schedule of Volumes
GP 3.35: The Federal Bulletin Board
GP 3.36/2-2: Federal Depository Library Directory (online)
GP 3.36/2: Federal Depository Library Directory
GP 3.38: Electronic Products
GP 3.39: Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids


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