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

Virtual Shelf Browser

Using the Virtual Browser

Below is a list of the Departments and Agencies featured in our collection. The letter(s) at the beginning of the SuDoc number indicate which Department/Agency produced a grouping of documents.

If you click on a particular letter you’ll then be shown a list of all the documents created by that Department or Agency by topic.

Once you’ve chosen a specific topic of interest click on the SuDoc stem. You’ll be taken to the TCU catalog where it will list all the documents we have in our collection with that SuDoc stem.

For more detailed information on the SuDoc classification system go to the Core Documents research guide.


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
Beth Callahan
Beth Callahan
Senior Library Specialist
Phone: 817.257.7669
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