Federal Depository Library
This library is a Congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents.
Public access to the Government documents is guaranteed by public law (Title 44 U.S.C.).
Search for Government Information in the Ellender Library
As a U.S. Government Depository Library, we join around 1200 other depository libraries and a long tradition of providing access to government information. We receive print and electronic publications from the U.S. Government Publishing Office and make these available to the residents of the Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana.
The Ellender Memorial Library is also a member of the Louisiana State Document Depository Library Program. We receive print and electronic publications from Louisiana state agencies. This collection, as well as the federal collection, is located on the third floor of the library in the Government Information Department. Assistance is available from the Government Information staff. We welcome both the University community and the public to use our collections.
Many government publications are now produced only in an online format. Navigating the mass of government information available on the Internet can be challenging. Click on the tabs on the left side of the page to find links to federal and state government information. If you are unsure of what you are looking for, click on the Getting Started tab.
Center of Excellence
The Library's Government Information is part of the Association of Southeastern Libraries’ Center of Excellence program. As a member of this program, we provide a comprehensive collection of documents produced by the National Marine Fisheries Service. This collection will be of great interest to those interested in fisheries and marine biology. Click on the National Marine Fisheries Service tab on the left for more information.
Why Use Government Information?