Olin C. Bailey Library

Government Documents

Government information in both print and electronic formats is made available by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) to more than 1,100 Federal depository libraries nationwide for the free use of the public. In operation since 1813, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is the public's primary source of free access to the published information of the Federal Government.  Federal depository libraries are designated by Members of Congress or by law.

Bailey Library was the first depository library in the state of Arkansas, but now functions as a federal depository library through a selective housing agreement with the University of Central Arkansas, which selects 28% of all documents available to federal depositories.  Bailey Library houses documents from the Department of Interior, Department of Labor, Department of State, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, President of the United States, Executive Office of the President, and Smithsonian Institution.  To date Bailey Library has almost 3,500 print government documents.  The collection is shelved by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification number on the first floor.  The documents can be checked out for a three-week loan period.

Our government documents can be found by searching our online catalog.  GPO also distributes many documents online through GOVINFO.  If you need help searching the government documents collection, please see a librarian.


Last Modified on 1/12/2021