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Government Documents at HCC Library: Get Started

HCC Library has been a selective depository library in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1967. We receive government publications from the US Government Publishing Office through the FDLP in various formats.

Celebrating 50 Years as a Federal Depository Library in 2017!

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"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, both in print and online."

- U.S. Government Publishing Office

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Government Documents at HCC Library

HCC Library is one of 58 selective depository libraries in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C. that fall under the Regional Depository Library at the University of Maryland.

Locating Government Publications at HCC Library:

  • Print government documents are integrated with the Main and Legal Reference Collections on the second and third floors using the Library of Congress Classification. Some are also in our Periodicals Collection on the second floor, and are alphabetized by periodical title. You can visit our library catalog to locate print materials, or stop at the Reference Desk to ask for assistance.
  • Look for these handy FDLP stickers on books and folders on the shelves!


  • Electronic government documents can be found in the library catalog. The catalog record will display a web address which will link you out to the full text. Look for the “Read This Now” links. You can also find articles relating to government information using our online databases and selecting the subject area "Government & Political Science" from the drop down menu.
  • DVD's, CD-Rom, and large map and poster documents are located on the second floor in Media Cabinets.

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Contact your Government Documents Librarian

HCC Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1967.

Contact Info:
Andie Craley

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August 26 - December 14

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
September 2: CLOSED (Labor Day)
November 27: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
November 28-29: CLOSED (Thanksgiving)

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