Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, all three floors of the library’s westside, including access to the Main, Music and Federal Government Documents collections, will be closed the entire summer 2024. The library’s westside will undergo a significant HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system maintenance project to enhance the overall infrastructure of the library.

During this closure, all physical materials, including the Federal Government Documents Collection, MUST BE requested online for retrieval and pick up. Visit the FAQ at for directions on requesting materials from the closed section. Hold requests are available for pick up Monday through Friday. If you require physical access to a Federal Depository you may visit one of the following depositories locally:

Dallas Baptist University (0594A)
Dallas Public Library System (0594)
Southern Methodist University (0600)
University of North Texas (0608A)
University of Texas at Arlington (0607B)
University of Texas, Dallas (0594B)

If you require Government Document research assistance you may contact our Federal Depository Coordinator, Beth Callahan, at 817/257-7669 or The library’s eastside will remain open for our regular hours of operation throughout the project and services and resources are still available. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Government Information

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What is Government Information?

TCU’s physical Federal Depository Collection is open to the public. As a visitor to our campus, face coverings are optional for vaccinated individuals and expected for those who are not vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated we ask you to please comply with current health recommendations to keep everyone on our campus safe and healthy.

If you prefer virtual research assistance, contact Beth Callahan by phone at 817.257.7669 or via email at Beth's office hours are Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm. Outside of those hours please contact the Library Research Desk by phone at 817.257.7117 or use our online form to contact us via email. The hours of availability can be found on the Ask a Librarian web page.

Government Information is the department at TCU that manages our physical and online Federal Depository collection. A Federal Depository is a collection of publications issued by the legislaitve, executive and judicial branches of the U.S. Federal Government. These documents are provided for free by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). TCU has been proud to be a selective Depository library for over 100 years and are committed to providing free, public access to our entire collection.

Federal Documents

TCU takes part in the Federal Depository Library Program. It is our honor to provide free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government in paper and online.

Texas Documents

The Texas Depository features an array of documents covering a vast range of subjects all pertaining to the Lone Start State.

Local Government Information

The following provides links to pertinent information regarding the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the DFW metroplex.

European Union

The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the European continent. Our physical EU documents are dispersed throughout the Main collection and can be found in our catalog.

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Important .gov Sites

There's a world of Government information on the interent and it can be hard to find exactly what you need. Here you'll find some of the more vital Government sites divided up by category.

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Historical Research & Citation

Doing historical research can seem like a daunting task, particularly when it comes to using Government documents. The resources provided here may help finding historical documents easier, especially those that aren't available online or aren't available in our catalog.

Beth Callahan
Beth Callahan
Senior Library Specialist
Phone: 817.257.7669
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