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Beginning Monday, March 23, Hoover Library will be CLOSED until further notice. Virtual reference services (use the "ASK US" or "CHAT" button) will be available from 1 PM - 9 PM Sunday, 9 AM - 9 PM Monday-Thursday, and 9 AM - 4 PM Friday. Hours are subject to change at any time. Please see our Hours page for current building availability. For more information, see the McDaniel College COVID-19 Information Page
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Government Documents: Home

Information about Hoover Library's participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.

Quick Facts

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  • Our Regional Depository Library:  University of Maryland, College Park
  • Status:  Selective (a subset of all depository items are selected for our collection)
  • Item Selections:  1.13% = 115 items
  • # of Volumes:  18,000
  • Access:  Print materials are housed in our government documents collection and shelved by SuDoc Number.  Some titles are cataloged in the regular collection instead.

“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)”

Selection Files

Getting Started

Easy as FDL


You can use the Documents Data Miner's Online Catalog to get started finding government documents:

  • To search for documents in the Hoover Library depository collection, go to the "Depository" box and type in:  0248
  • To search for online documents available on the web, go to the "Format" box and choose "Online"
    • Click on "View" to open the individual title's record
    • Click on the url/purl link to open the document
  • For print, microfiche, and cd-rom titles, please ask a librarian to help you locate the materials you need

Other Finding Aids & Tools