The Government Documents Department supports the Libraries' objectives by providing federal and state resources, instruction, and other services for Columbus State University and the local community. If you should have any questions, feel free to contact Alison Cook or Jaqueline Radebaugh.
The documents are listed in the Libraries' catalog. Many documents published since the late nineties have electronic versions.
Established as a federal depository library (No. 0120A) in 1975, the collection of United States government documents covers a variety of topics to assist students with their curriculum needs and provide resources for the community.
The government documents available in print are located on the third floor of the main library.
The documents at Schwob Library are listed in the catalog. You will find both print and/or electronic formats included.
Government documents (GovDocs) are items printed by federal, state, local, or even international agencies. Booth Library is a federal and state depository of many items made available to the public through the free dispersal of certain classes of published government information. (So, there's no need to travel to Atlanta, GA, or Washington, DC to read them!)
GovDocs are an invaluable source of information and do not just pertain to historical, legal, or political subjects: you can find all kinds of topics in our GovDocs room from ecology, fine arts, and health care to maps, medicine, science, and technology.
Federal documents are arranged by the U.S. Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification System based on the issuing government agency.
For example, the SuDocs number for the Department of Justice begins with "J" and "ED" identifies documents from the Department of Education.
Need research or homework help and cannot come to the library? No problem! Type your question in the chatbox below, call the reference desk, send a text, or email and a library professional will respond to you shortly after, during our normal hours. If you submit your question outside of regular hours, we will respond as soon as possible when we return the following business day. Our subject-specific research and study guides can be very helpful,l as well.
Check out our list of reference faculty and staff if you have a subject-specific question and want to contact a librarian directly, who also often respond even after the regular chat and text hours. However, this is not guaranteed. The faculty and staff at CSU Libraries can be fairly flexible in meeting you virtually or one-on-one to assist you in your academic goals and pursuits.