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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Smithsonian Institution (1846- )

SI 1.1: Smithsonian Year: Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution
SI 1.1/2: Annual Report - National Zoological Park
SI 1.1/4: Statement by the Secretary
SI 1.2: General Publications
SI 1.3/2: Bulletin / Cold War International History Project
SI 1.7: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection, 1856-
SI 1.16: Institute of Social Anthropology Publications
SI 1.16: Institute of Social Anthropology Publications
SI 1.17/2: Bibliographies and Lists of Publications
SI 1.17/4: Complete Catalog / Smithsonian Institution Press
SI 1.19: Smithsonian Information Leaflet (series)
SI 1.20: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides
SI 1.20/2: Handbook of North American Indians
SI 1.25: Atoll Research Bulletin, 1951-
SI 1.26: Smithsonian Contributions to Earth Sciences, 1969-
SI 1.27: Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
SI 1.28: Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, 1969-
SI 1.29: Smithsonian Contributions to Botany
SI 1.30: Smithsonian Contributions to Paleo-Biology
SI 1.33: Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology
SI 1.36: RIF Newsletter / Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.
SI 1.40/2: RIIES Occasional Papers / Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies
SI 1.41: Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, 1977-
SI 1.42: Smithsonian Studies in Air and Space, 1977-
SI 1.43: Smithsonian Folklife Studies, 1980-
SI 1.43/2: Festival of American Folklife, 1968-
SI 1.44: Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study in History, Art, Science
SI 1.45: The Smithsonian
SI 1.48: Annals of the Smithsonian

Bureau of American Ethnology

SI 2.1: Annual Report
SI 2.3: Bulletin, 1887-

National Museum of American History (1980- )

SI 3.1: Annual Report, 1888-
SI 3.2: General Publications
SI 3.6: Proceedings of the United States National Museum
SI 3.13: Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network

American Historical Association (1889- )

SI 4.1: Annual Report of the American Historical Association

National Museum of American Art (1980- )

SI 6.2: General Publications

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (1921- )

SI 7.2: General Publications

National Gallery of Art (1937- )

SI 8.2: General Publications
SI 8.8: Handbooks, Manuals, Guides

National Air and Space Museum (1967- )

SI 9.2: General Publications

National Portrail Gallery (1961- )

SI 11.2: General Publications
SI 11.15: The National Portrait Gallery Calendar of Events
SI 11.16: Profile: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery News

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1974- )

SI 13.2: General Publications

National Museum of African Art (1979- )

SI 14.2: General Publications
SI 14.15: Calendar of Exhibitions and Programs
SI 14.16: Educational Programs and Resources


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