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Government Information Guide

Zach S. Henderson Library is one of 1,143 Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs). The library also serves as repository for Georgia state publications, along with UGA and Valdosta State University. As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), Henderson Library hosts a large collection of the publications of the United States government, including statistics, reports, legislation and policy from the federal government. The library receives a copy of all Georgia state publications received for distribution.

To find government documents, search the library catalog, GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL). Search widgets are also available in the library’s research guides (LibGuides) under Research Help (from the Library’s homepage).

This depository collection, which may be considered “a library within a library,” is a valuable resource for the academic community and for the general public throughout the Georgia Southern University service region, which is the 12th Congressional District of Georgia.

The Government Information Librarian provides assistance with state and federal government resources to Georgia Southern faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public.

The Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. GPO administers the FDLP on behalf of the participating libraries and the public. Information products from the Federal Government are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, either in print or online.

Last updated: 8/3/2021