U.S. Government Documents

About the collection 

As Georgia's regional depository for U.S. government documents, the University of Georgia Libraries is responsible for curating a comprehensive collection of publications made available through the Federal Depository Library Program. The collection includes materials from the executive, judicial, and legislative branches. 


Many U.S. Government documents can be located through the Libraries' catalog; however, please be advised that items published prior to 1976 are not always represented. Additional access to U.S. documents is provided by the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications and WorldCatUS Docs

Digital access to some U.S. government documents can be found via sources such as: 

Many subject guides link to additional U.S. government information sources, including Govt Info: U.S. GeneralGovt Info, U.S. CongressionalLegislative Research: Bills and Public Laws: U.S. Bills & Public Laws and Govt Info: U.S. Statistics

If you have a question about whether the Libraries own a specific item, please contact us

Locating documents at UGA 

U.S. government documents are housed in the Map and Government Information Library, the Special Collections Libraries, and the off-site Repository. Most U.S. documents are shelved according to the Superintendent of Documents (Sudoc) Classification System. The prefix J84 is added to this number to complete the call number used in this collection (i.e. J84: D 101.2:AC 2/5).