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About Us

FDLP.gov     The official State of Colorado Web portal     Gateway to the European Union     The United Nations

 

The Government Information Library is a regional library of the Federal Depository Library Program as well as a depository of Colorado state, United Nations, and European Union information. It consists of over five million items including over ten thousand current serials and collects publications from the United States government, Colorado and other state governments, foreign governments, and international governmental organizations like the UN.

 

The Library offers a wide array of services to support students, staff, and faculty, including in class instruction, phone, e-mail, and walk-in reference.

 

As a federal depository, the Library also offers assistance and its collections to members of the public.  This includes providing public computers for unrestricted access to government information on the Internet. For further information, check out the Library Policy.

Individuals with disabilities unable to access any parts of the Government Information Collection should contact the Government Information Reference Desk (303-492-8834).

 

Collection Areas

 

The Government Information Library consists of over five million items in paper, microform, video and electronic format. The Library receives over ten thousand current serials. It collects publications from the United States Government, all 50 state governments, foreign governments, and international governmental organizations. Most of the collection is uncataloged and cannot be accessed using Chinook, the University Libraries online catalog. Users of the collection can search Chinook to find federal documents published since 1976; foreign, state and international documents published since 1989; and a limited number of older publications. The Library has numerous printed indexes and CD-ROM databases that can be used to identify older documents. The Government Information Reference Desk staff can recommend the best way to find both current and historical government information. The collection policy is available online.

 

Federal
Documents

U. S. Government Publications: Millions of books, microfiche, microfilm, and computer databases covering the entire spectrum of government, history, politics, and practice.

Technical Reports

The Government Information Library has one of the largest collections of government sponsored technical reports in the world. This collection is primarily microfiche. We own most of the reports distributed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) since 1963.

Colorado Documents

Colorado Publications includes links to demographic and economic information by state, the Colorado Legislative Database and Colorado Revised Statutes CU and other information. This page also includes a link to Colorado By The Numbers, Colorado's electronic statistical abstract.

State Documents

State Publications includes links to demographic and economic information by state, and other information.

International Documents

International Documents includes links to help you research international organizations such as the United Nations.

European Union Documents

European Union includes information about our depository collection and links to official and unofficial sources of information about the European Union.

Foreign Documents

Foreign Documents includes links to help you research other countries, including publications from the United States Government like the CIA World Factbook and State Department Background Notes.

CD-ROMs

This page connects you the the menu for the Government Information local loaded CD-ROMS. Use these resources in the department. The Library also receives hundreds of additional CD-ROM resources, most of which can be found by searching Chinook, the Library's online catalog. We are able to provide access to many CD-ROMs in the Library. If a CD-ROM is incompatible with our equipment, we will lend it for a short term.

Related Web sites

Depository Library Links connects to resources on providing access to international, foreign, U.S. Federal, state and local government information.

 

Library Instruction

Government Information Library staff can provide instruction on the use and research of U.S., foreign, and international documents and numeric data. Faculty wishing to request an in-person library seminar should complete and submit a Library Instruction Request Form.

 

Figures

The Government Information Library consists of over 5.2 million items in paper, microform, video and electronic format. The Library receives over ten thousand current serials

 

Noteworthy

The Government Information Library is a regional library of the Federal Depository Library Program. Of particular note is the extensive collection of technical reports, including National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and Department of Energy reports.

 

Suggest an Item for Purchase

To request that the Library consider materials (such as books, journals, media) for purchase, please see the Suggest a Title for Purchase form.