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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.

Government publications are integrated into the Library collection and are accessible through the online catalog. Most new government publications are available electronically although a few are also in print. Older publications may be in paper, microform, and/or available electronically.

If you need assistance in locating and retrieving government publications, regardless of format please ask. You can speak to a librarian at 206-543-6794 or use our email Ask Us! service.

During Autumn Quarter 2021, the Law Library facility is closed to everyone except current UW Law students, faculty, and staff. If you are part of the wider UW community or a member of the public and need to access physical materials received by the Law Library through the Federal Depository Library Program, please contact us. Telephone and electronic reference help is open to all.

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