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.

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 11 am 8 pm midnight
Monday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Tuesday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Wednesday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Thursday 7 am 8 pm midnight
Friday 7 am 8 pm 8 pm
Saturday 10 am 8 pm 8 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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Library of Congress (1800- )

LC 1.1: Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress 1866-
LC 1.1/2: Library of Congress, A Brief Summary of Major Activities in the Fiscal Year
LC 1.2 General Publications
LC 1.6/4: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 1.6/4:M 18/ MARC Serials Editing Guide, Bimonthly Updates
LC 1.12/2: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
LC 1.12/2:Ar 1 American Doctoral Dissertations on the Arab Worlds 1883-1968, 1970
LC 1.16: Latin American Series 1942-
LC 1.18: Information Bulletin 1942-
LC 1.19: A Periodic Report from the National Digital Library Program
LC 1.32: FLICC (Federal Library & Information Center Committee) Newsletter
LC 1.32/5: Fedlink (Federal Library and Information Network) Technical Notes
LC 1.34: Letters of Delegates to Congress 1774-1789, 1977-
LC 1.36: National Preservation Report
LC 1.38: Center for the Book Viewpoint Series
LC 1.46: Performing Arts
LC 1.51: Posters
LC 1.53: Electronic Products
LC 1.54: Electronic Products
LC 1.54/2: THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
LC 1.54/3: Collection Finder
LC 1.55: Jefferson's Legacy

General Reference and Bibliography Division (1944- )

LC 2.2: General Publications
LC 2.7/2: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
LC 2.8: Manuals of General Reference and Bibliography Division

Copyright Office (1897- )

LC 3.1: Annual Report of the Register of Copyrights 1900-
LC 3.2: General Publications
LC 3.3: Bulletins
LC 3.3/2: Decisions of the United States Courts Involving Copyright and Literary Property, 1789-1909
LC 3.4/2: Circulars 1968-
LC 3.4/3: U.S. Copyright Office Newsnet
LC 3.7/2: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 3.11: Compendium of Copyright Office Practices
LC 3.14: Forms

Manuscript Division (1897- )

LC 4.2: General Publications
LC 4.7: Presidents' Papers Index Series
LC 4.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 4.9: Library of Congress Acquisitions, Manuscript Division
LC 4.10: Registers of Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress

Geography and Map Division (1897- )

LC 5.2: General Publications
LC 5.6: Library of Congress Acquisitions
LC 5.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides

Serial and Government Publications Division Research Service (1956- )

LC 6.2: General Publications
LC 6.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides

Descriptive Cataloging Division (1940- )

LC 9.2: General Publications
LC 9.16: LC Cataloging Newsline

Music Division (1896- )

LC 12.2: General Publications

Congressional Research Service (1914- )

LC 14.2: General Publications
LC 14.6: Digest of Public General Bills and Related Resolutions with Index, 74th Cong- 1936-
LC 14.18: Major Legislation of the Congress
LC 14.19: Congressional Research Service Review
LC 14.21: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides

Asian Division (1932- )

LC 17.2: General Publications
LC 17.9: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (1978- )

LC 19.2: General Publications
LC 19.4/2: Reference Circulars
LC 19.6/2: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 19.9: Braille Book Review 1932-
LC 19.9/2: Braille Books
LC 19.10: Talking Book Topics 1935-
LC 19.10/3: Cassette Books
LC 19.11: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
LC 19.11/2-2: Magazines in Special Media
LC 19.11/2: For Younger Readers, Braille and Talking Books
LC 19.11/4: Foreign Language Books
LC 19.13: DBPH News 1970-
LC 19.13/2: DBPH Update
LC 19.15: Facts
LC 19.15/2: Books for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals
LC 19.16: Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
LC 19.17: Address List, Regional and Subregional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
LC 19.19: Music and Musicians
LC 19.21: Volunteers Who Produce Books, Braille, Tape, Large Type

Rare Book and Special Collections Division (1977- )

LC 23.2: General Publications
LC 23.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 23.16: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications

Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish Division (1974- )

LC 24.2: General Publications
LC 24.7: Bibliographical Series 1942-
LC 24.7/2: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications

Prints and Photographs Division (1949- )

LC 25.2: General Publications
LC 25.8: Catalog of National Exhibition of Prints
LC 25.8/2: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 25.9: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications

Cataloging Policy and Support Office (1940- )

LC 26.2: General Publications
LC 26.7: Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of the Library of Congress
LC 26.7/2-2: L.C. Subject Headings Weekly Lists
LC 26.8/4: Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings
LC 26.8/5: Subject Cataloging Manual, Shelf Listing
LC 26.9: Library of Congress Classification Schedules
LC 26.9/2: L.C. Classification, Additions and Changes

Processing Department (1940- )

LC 30.2: General Publications
LC 30.6: Regulations, Rules, and Instructions
LC 30.7/2: Cataloging Service Bulletin
LC 30.22: Conser Tables
LC 30.24: Network Planning Papers
LC 30.25: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 30.27: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
LC 30.27/2: Complete Catalog, Cataloging Distribution Service

Science and Technology Division (1960- )

LC 33.2: General Publications
LC 33.9: Antarctic Bibliography 1965-
LC 33.9/3: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
LC 33.10: LC Science Tracer Bulletin, TB

Slavic and Central European Division (1956-1983)

LC 35.2: General Publications
LC 35.9: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications

American Folklife Center (1976- )

LC 39.2: General Publications
LC 39.9: Publications of the American Folklife Center 1978-
LC 39.10: Folklife Center News 1978-
LC 39.11: Studies in American Folklife
LC 39.14: Folklife Annual

Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

LC 40.2: General Publications
LC 40.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 40.9: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications

African and Middle Eastern Division

LC 41.2: General Publications
LC 41.9: Near East Series
LC 41.11: Maktaba Afrikana Series
LC 41.12: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
LC 41.12/2: U.S. Imprints on Sub-Saharan Africa

Law Library (1832- )

LC 42.2: General Publications
LC 42.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
LC 42.9: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications

European Division (1983- )

LC 43.2: General Publications
LC 43.9: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications


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