Government Information

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Government Information Hours

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Visitor Hours

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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.

Virtual Shelf Browser


Congress Y

Y 1.1: Miscellaneous Unclassified Publications of both House and Senate
Y 1.1/2: United States Congressional Serial Set
Y 1.1/3: Senate Documents
Y 1.1/4: Senate Treaty Documents
Y 1.1/5: Senate Reports
Y 1.1/6: Senate Executive Reports
Y 1.1/7: House Documents
Y 1.1/8: House Reports

Library of Congress American Memory

Y 1.3:98023110 Journal of William Maclay, United States senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-1791

House of Representatives

Y 1.2: Miscellaneous Publications and Compilations of Laws
Y 1.2/2: Calendars of the United States House of Representatives and History of Legislation
Y 1.2/5 United States Code
Y 1.2/6: List of Standing Committees and Select Committees of the House of Representatives
Y 1.2/7: Telephone Directory
Y 1.2/8: Cross-References within the Internal Revenue Code


Y 1.3: Miscellaneous Publications
Y 1.3/3: Calendar of Business
Y 1.3/4: Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate
Y 1.3/8: Senate History
Y 1.3/9: List of Standing Committees
Y 1.3/10: United States Senate Telephone Directory

Congressional Bills, Resolutions, and Amendments

Y 1.4/1: Senate Bills
Y 1.4/2: Senate Resolutions
Y 1.4/3: Senate Joint Resolutions
Y 1.4/4: Senate Concurrent Resolutions
Y 1.4/6: House Bills
Y 1.4/7: House Resolutions
Y 1.4/8: House Joint Resolutions
Y 1.4/9: House Concurrent Resolutions

Congressional Budget Office (1974- )

Y 10.2: General Publications
Y 10.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
Y 10.9: Background Papers
Y 10.10: Congressional Budget Scorekeeping Report
Y 10.11: Technical Analysis Papers 1976-
Y 10.12: Budget Issue Papers
Y 10.13: The Economic and Budget Outlook
Y 10.14: List of Publications
Y 10.15: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
Y 10.17: The Economic and Budget Outlook
Y 10.18: Sequestration Report for Fiscal Year [year]
Y 10.19: An Analysis of the President's Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year [year]
Y 10.20: Responsibilities and Organization
Y 10.21/2: Monthly Budget Review


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