Federal Depository Library Program
“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)”
Marshall Brooks Library's Depository Collection
Marshall Brooks Library is a federal depository of government information. There are approximately 1,200 Federal depository libraries throughout the United States and its territories, at least one in almost every Congressional District. The Marshall Brooks Library at Principia College serves the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.
We provide free public access to a wide variety of federal government information resources in both print and electronic formats, and have expert staff available to assist users. We were designated a depository in 1957 and we currently select less than 10% of the documents published by the Government Printing Office each year.
Please feel free to visit or contact us with questions about government documents. The basic collection is housed on the 3rd floor overlooking the concourse.
The Library Home Page, available on all public terminals, links to several key resources on the Internet and also provides access to the GPO Monthly catalog - a database of government publications. Our staff can help you master these resources and locate the documents you need.
GPO Apps for your Smart Phone
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Federal Government's YouTube Channel
"The official YouTube channel of USA.gov and the U.S. Government, linking you to videos across government. Visit the playlists and featured channels for a wide variety of interesting videos!"
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