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Government Documents

Member of the FDLP This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

About the Collection

Government Documents

As a selective depository library in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Wisconsin Document Depository Program (WDDP), the library provides access to more than 200,000 electronic documents and an additional 3,000 print documents published by the federal and state government.

The majority of federal and state documents collected by the Jim Dan Hill Library pertain to areas that are part of the curriculum at the University of Wisconsin-Superior or issues affecting the 7th Congressional District of Wisconsin. In particular, the Jim Dan Hill Library collects documents relating to education and legal issues.

Government documents available in print format may be found in the Library Catalog and are located on the Garden Level, between the periodicals and atlas/maps collections, shelved by call number. The call numbers on these documents are a little different from the call numbers you may be accustomed to, since they are assigned based on the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification Scheme. Please ask a librarian for assistance if you have trouble finding the documents you need.

Online government documents may be found in the Library Catalog or via various online databases. Many government documents are available free online to anyone.

Another local source for Wisconsin government documents is the Superior Public Library, which is a regional depository for Wisconsin documents.

Circulation Policy

Patron Group Checkout Period Renewals
Undergraduate Students 28 days up to 2 renewals
Graduate Students until end of term up to 3 renewals
Faculty & Staff until end of term up to 3 renewals
Community Users 28 days up to 1 renewal

Eligible items checked out from our collections may be renewed one of three ways:

  • online by using the renew function in My Account,
  • in person at the Public Services Desk, or
  • by calling 715-394-8343 during open library hours.

Distance Learning Students may ask us to ship library materials to their home address.

Online Resources

Explore Government Websites

Search Databases of the Federal Depository Library Program

Explore Government Websites

Search Database of the Wisconsin Document Depository Program

Tax Forms and Instructions

The library does not offer tax advice. Consult the following for tax forms and instructions.