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Government Information at Gray Library

Provides federal, Texas, and international government information resources.

Historical Documents

Documents related to our library being designated a federal depository in 1957 

Department Timeline

Departmental history from 1967 to the present. Includes projects, selection rate, and librarian information

Locating Documents at LU


All Government Documents are located on the second floor of the Gray Library. For collection assistance, please email the Government Documents staff at or chat with us.


Documents issued in paper format are located in two places:

STACKS - These are divided into TEXAS and UNITED STATES DOCUMENTS.

FILING CABINETS - Documents located here include pamphlets, maps, and other thin documents.


Maps are located in the FILING CABINETS or the MAP CABINETS along the wall.


CD-ROMS / DVDs are located in the CD CABINETS near the DOCUMENTS offices.


Government Documents on microfilm and microfiche are located in the second row of microform cabinets and are labeled DOCUMENTS. These include the FEDERAL REGISTER, CONGRESSIONAL RECORD and preceding titles, CENSUS, PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS, NCJRS, ERIC DOCUMENTS, and depository fiche in classification order.


OVERSIZE materials are located in the DOCUMENTS area next to the MAP CABINETS.

Documents Reference

This section is located in the first row of STACKS. Sets in this area include the CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, MONTHLY CATALOG, ASI Indexes, INDEX MEDICUS and other select titles. DOCS REF is arranged by Library of Congress classification.