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U.S. Government Legal Information

Federal Depository

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The University of Delaware Library is a Federal Depository Library.

"A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but as Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
– James Madison, "Letter to W. T. Barry" (August 4, 1822)

Where is Government Information located in Morris Library?

Search DELCAT or WorldCat Local (the library catalogs) for your topic or for a particular publication. The catalogs have information for online, print, and microfiche U.S. Documents. 

  • Our print Government Documents material is located in an off site storage location, the Annex. In order to request material from the Annex, please fill out this form:
    • Please ensure that you plan ahead as our material does take time to process and deliver. 
  • We also have a large collection of microfiche located on the lower level of the library can that be viewed on our Microform Readers/Scanners.
  • Digitized publications can be found in our catalog, DELCAT Discovery. A search bar to our catalog can be found further down the page and on the homepage of the library website. 


Important Resources

Reference Books: