Government Information

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Government Information Hours

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

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.

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Department of Homeland Security (2003- )

HS 1.1/2-2: Annual Performance Plan, Office of the Inspector General
HS 1.1/3-1: Performance and Accountability Report
HS 1.1/3: FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center) Annual Report
HS 1.1/4: Freedom of Information Act Annual Report
HS 1.1/5: Report to Congress
HS 1.1/2: Semiannual Report to the Congress
HS 1.1: Annual Report
HS 1.2: General Publications
HS 1.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
HS 1.16: Catalog of Training Programs
HS 2.15/2: Internet Priority Service (IPS) Request for Information (RFI) Assessment Report

U.S. Customs Service

HS 4.101: Annual Report
HS 4.102: General Publications
HS 4.106/2: Regulations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
HS 4.108: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
HS 4.108: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
HS 4.115: Customs and Border Protection Today
HS 4.116: International Mail Imports
HS 4.118: Pamphlets

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2003- )

HS 4.202: General Publications
HS 4.215: Inside ICE

Transportation Security Administration (2003- )

HS 4.302: General Publications
HS 4.315: STSA [videorecording]: School Transportation Security Awareness

Federal Emergency Management Administration (2003- )

HS 5.102: General Publications
HS 5.108/3: Doing Business with FEMA
HS 5.108: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
HS 5.115/2: Diario recuperación
HS 5.115: Recovery Times
HS 5.117: Watermark

U.S. Fire Administration (2003- )

HS 5.202: General Publications
HS 5.208: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
HS 5.209/2-2: USFA Publications
HS 5.215: Firefighter Fatalities in the United States
HS 5.216: USFA News in Review

Office for Domestic Preparedness (2003- )

HS 5.302: General Publications
HS 5.303/2: ODP Information Bulletin
HS 5.308: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
HS 5.315: Fiscal Year…State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (2003- )

HS 8.2: General Publications
HS 8.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
HS 8.15: Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
HS 8.16: Forms and Instructions
HS 8.17: Fact Sheets
HS 8.18: USCIS Today


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