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Finding U.S. Government Information

Introduction to U.S. Government documents - how they work, what they are, and where to find them.

Federal Depository Library







As a Federal Depository Library, Mansfield Library is dedicated to providing free and open public access to government documents and publications.  Many of these are available online and can be accessed through Mansfield Library's public internet terminals.  Some are only available in hard-copy, however, whether as a book, pamphlet, or microfilm/microfiche.  The library is currently working on entering back issues into the library catalog, but that project is not yet complete. The collection from 1976-present is up to date, but materials from earlier than that may be difficult to find.