University Libraries

What Shelf is My Book On?

This guide will help you go from a location - TC Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) C 3.134: - in a library catalog record to the correct row in the Government Publications Library in the basement of Wilson Library. Rows are numbered in a clockwise direction around the room.

See Floor Plan of GPL

The government documents collection at Magrath Library is currently being shifted and those locations will be added to this list when available. In addition, the Natural Resources Library houses many Forest Service, National Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service documents.

Special Notes:

  • The Quarto designation is ignored in GPL and quartos are interfiled with other publications, except in the Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Congress Serials) section, where all quartos are at the beginning of the section.
  • Unless noted below, all publications may be checked out with a valid University of Minnesota borrowing card from the Wilson Library circulation desks (see the Libraries' Borrowing Policies for more information).

If the Location is: Go to Row(s): Check It Out?
Wilson Library Gov Pub (Canadian Docs) Rows 97-101 Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (Desk Ref) Ask at Wilson Reference Desk - 1st floor No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (General CDROM) CDROM Cabinets (near row 20, first-second drawers) Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (General Collection) Rows 102-114 / Call Numbers by Row Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (General Reference) Rows G - L No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (IGO Collection) Rows 95-96 (arranged by organization and title) Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (General Collection) Folio Beginning of Row 102 Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (Map Case) Map Case (near Row 81) No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (Office) Ask at Wilson Reference Desk - 1st floor No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (Reference) Mfiche Microfiche cabinets (near Row 114) No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (Reference) Mfilm Row DD (central aisle near Rows 71-72) No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (UN Docs) South and West WallsCall Numbers by Row Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US CDROM) CDROM Cabinets (near row 20) Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Census) Rows 1-7 (arranged by year) 1790-1940 - No
1950-1990 - for 3 days
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Congress Serials)
Serial Set, Regular Size (note) Rows 9 - 13 Yes (3 Day Loan)
Serial Set, Quarto Size Row 8 Yes (3 Day Loan)
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Desk Ref) Ask at Wilson Reference Desk, 1st Floor No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) Rows 14-89 / Call Numbers by Row Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) Flat Row BB-CC (near Rows 63-70) Yes
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Map Case) Map case (near Row 81) No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) Mfiche Microfiche cabinets (near Row 114) No
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Ref) Row A - F No


General Collection Call Numbers by Row
102FOLIOS A-Z; A to HA 203.S65x
103HA 203.S65x to HC 60.D523
104HC 60.D524 to HC 241.2.E98x
105HC 241.2.E98x to HD 4826.I53
106HD 4826.I53 to HD 9525.E8
107HD 9525.E8 to HF 3499.5.A2
108HF 3499.5.A2 to HQ 3881.I626
109HQ 3881.I626 to HV 700.E86 F36 1990
110HV 703.U4766 to JS 1145.A2x
111JS 1145.A2x - KFM 5418
112KFM 5418.M565x to KJE 924.5.R47
113KJE 924.5.R47 to QC 851.W63
114QC 851.W63 to ZA

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UN Call Numbers by Row
South Wall A to ST/ESA/STAT/SER Q
West Wall ST/ESA/STAT/SER Q to Z

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US Call Numbers by Row
14 A - A 57.38/28:
15 A 57.38/28: - C 3.134/5:
16 C 3.134/5: - C 3.204/3-48:
17 C 3.204/3-49: - C 18.271:
18 C 18.271: - C 21.15:
19 C 21.15: - C 51.9/3:
20 C 51.9/3: - CC 1.12/3:
21 CC 1.12/3: - D 1.46/2:
22 D 1.46/2: - D 14.2:
23 D 14.8: - D 101.11:9-
24 D 101.11:9- - D 101.11:55-
25 D 101.11: - D 102.19/3:
26 D 102.19/3: - D 119.8:
27 D 119.8: - D 301.6/8:
28 D 301.6/8: - E 2.12:
29 E 2.12: - FEM 1.209:
30 FEM 1.209: - FS 5.280:
31 FS 5.280: - HE 17.617/4:
32 HE 17.617/4: - HE 20.3861:
33 HE 20.3862: - HE 20.8102:
34 HE 20.8102: - I 19.2:
35 I 19.2: - J 1.8/2:
36 J 1.8/2: - JU 11.7:
37 JU 11.7: - L 2.61:990
38 L 2.61:990 - LC 3.6/3:
39 LC 3.6/3: - LC 30.9:
40 LC 30.9: - NAS 1.21:
41 NAS 1.21: - PM 1.8/10:
42 PM 1.8/10: - PREX 2.8:
43 PREX 2.8: - S 1.1:
44 S 1.1: - S 1.70/8:
45 S 1.70/8: - SE 1.2:
46 SE 1.2: - T 1.11/3:
47 T 1.11/3: - T 22.57:
48 T 22.57: - TD 2.30:
49 TD 2.30: - TD 5.18:
50 TD 5.18: - W 1.35:
51 W 1.35: - XJH:
52 XJS: - Y 3.AT 7:22
53 Y 3.AT 7:22/AEC - Y 3.AT 7:22/K
54 Y 3.AT 7:22/K - Y 3.AT 7:22/TID
55 Y 3.AT 7:22/TID - Y 3.F 31/21-3:
56 Y 3.F 31/21-3: - Y 3.N 88:
57 Y 3.N 88: - Y 4.AG 4:
58 Y 4.AG 4: - Y 4.AP 6/1:AG 8
59 Y 4.AP 6/1:AG 8 - Y 4.AP 6/2:AG 8
60 Y 4.AP 6/2:AG 8 - Y 4.AR 5/2 A:
61 Y 4.AR 5/2 A: - Y 4.B 22/3:
62 Y 4.B 22/3: - Y 4.C 73/2:
63 Y 4.C 73/2: - Y 4.C 73/8:
64 Y 4.C 73/8: - Y 4.EC 7:
65 Y 4.EC 7: - Y 4.ED 8/1:
66 Y 4.ED 8/1:
67 Y 4.ED 8/1: - Y 4.EN 2:
68 Y 4.EN 2: - Y 4.EN 2/3:
69 Y 4.EN 2/3: - Y 4.F 49:
70 Y 4.F 49:
71 Y 4.F 49: - Y 4.F 76/1:
72 Y 4.F 76/1: - Y 4.F 76/2:
73 Y 4.F 76/2: - Y 4.F 76/2-10:
74 Y 4.F 76/2-10: - Y 4.G 74/7:
75 Y 4.G 74/7:
76 Y 4.G 74/7: - Y 4.G 74/9:
77 Y 4.G 74/9: - Y 4.H 75:
78 Y 4.H 75: - Y 4.IN 2/11:
79 Y 4.IN 2/11: - Y 4.IN 8/4:
80 Y 4.IN 8/4: - Y 4.IN 8/13:
81 Y 4.IN 8/13: - Y 4.J 89/1:
82 Y 4.J 89/1: - Y 4.J 89/2:
83 Y 4.J 89/2: - Y 4.M 53:
84 Y 4.M 53: - Y 4.P 96/6:
85 Y 4.P 96/6: - Y 4.R 31/3:
86 Y 4.R 31/3: - Y 4.SE 2/1 A:
87 Y 4.SE 2/1 A: - Y 4.UN 1/2:
88 Y 4.UN 1/2: - Y 4.W 36:
89 Y 4.W 36: - Z


About the Serial Set

Serial Set volumes 8524 (70th Congress, 1st session, 1926) through the present are shelved in GPL. Some volumes of the Serial Set are significantly larger than the rest of the collection, so they will be in TC Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) Flat.

Serial Set volumes 1 (15th Congress, 1st session, 1817) through 8521 (69th Congress, 2nd session, 1925) are in the TC Wilson Library Annex (hours). Annex volumes are rare and may be copied by request only.

An alternative to the paper Serial Set is the Libraries' subscription to the Readex Serial Set Collection which provides full text online access to years 1817 - 1980. An alternative to the Annex volumes is the microfiche edition in the Law Library (hours) which can also be copied.