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United States Government Publications

Federal Depository Library Program

The Gallagher Law Library has been a selective depository for United States government publications since 1969. Our collection focuses on legal and law-related federal documents, including congressional materials, administrative regulations, administrative decisions, and presidential papers.

Public access to government publications received through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is guaranteed by 44 U.S.C. § 1911.

Government publications are integrated into the Library collection and are accessible through the online catalog. Print and electronic resources used to find specific congressional material such as bills, hearings, and committee reports are also available. Government publications may be in paper, microform, and/or available electronically.

If you need assistance in locating and retrieving a government publication, regardless of format, please ask. You can speak to a librarian at 206-543-6794 or use our email Ask Us! service. During open hours, you can speak to library staff at the Info Desk.

If you are a member of the general public and need to access physical materials received by the Law Library through the Federal Depository Library Program, you may request to do so outside of our public drop-in hours. When filling out the request form, please explain your need and the specific FDLP materials you are seeking to use.