Government Publications

The University of Minnesota Libraries provides access to government information both online and within library collections across campus.

Federal depository library of the year

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) names the Government Publications Library as the 2021 Federal Depository Library of the Year. It was selected for consistently striving to make government information more discoverable and accessible, its commitment to preservation, and for ensuring Minnesotans access to this information in their local and regional communities.

Read the full article at GPO

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About the collection

We can assist university students, faculty, staff, and researchers as well as anyone from the public with government information research and questions.

The Government Publications collection contains United States federal documents as well as a comprehensive collection of publications from state departments, state extension services, and agricultural experiment stations.

Besides being a regional United States government depository, the Libraries also receive documents from Canada, the European Union, and the United Nations, as well as publications from other countries and international organizations.

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Resources and topic guides

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Specialized guides

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Regional depository information

Regional depository information for selectives

The resources on this page are intended to assist depository librarians in serving the public.

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Contact reference staff

Email us your questions. Consultations via phone, Zoom, and Google Meet also available by appointment.

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Physical resources in the library

This location guide explains how to use call number and location information to find government documents in the Libraries.

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Website feedback

For questions or comments about the Government Publications website please contact Sara Westdal

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