Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Government Documents: Home

United States, California, County/City/Regional, and International

The United States Constitution emphasizing the words "We the People".

General Information

The Government Documents Section provides access to government information in both electronic and tangible formats.  It consists of four collections: United States, California, Local City/County/Regional, and International.  A government document is any material in any format having the imprint of a government or intergovernmental agency.  It can be a book, journal, hearing, law, poster, map, computer file, electronic publication, sound/video recording, et cetera.  All documents available in the Pollak Library are fully cataloged and searchable through OneSearch.  In addition, many records also provide links to electronic versions of materials available online.

Attention: The Government Documents section is currently located in the basement stacks, north side. Due to the library COVID-19 closure, this section is not currently accessible to the public. For all documents requests, please utilize the "Request" option in OneSearch or complete a request via the Library Paging Service. For additional help with depository material please contact Depository Coordinator Megan Graewingholt by phone at 657.278.3094 or via email at Thank you!


Federal Depository Libraries - A Rich History

The Pollak Library is an officially designated selective Federal Depository Library. It receives about 50% of the publications in both tangible & electronic formats available through the Federal Depository Library Program. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. The Library's United States Government Documents Collection consists of approximately 258,000 paper documents, 670,000 microforms, 7600 maps and 2500 CD-ROMs.

For more information about the Federal Depository Library Program, click on the FDLP eagle!

federal logo

Get More Help

More Ways to Ask

email message​

chat bubbles 24/7 Live Help
phone receiver 657-278-3284