Federal Depository Library

The Harford Community College Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents.


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Public access to the Government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code). The Library has been a selective depository library in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1967.

The Harford Community College Library receives government publications from the U.S. Government Publishing Office through the FDLP which are publically accessible in various formats. We are one of 54 selective depository libraries in Maryland, Delaware, and D.C. that fall under the Regional Depository Library at the University of Maryland.


Finding Government Publications

Print government documents are integrated with the Main and Legal Reference Collections on the second and third floors using the Library of Congress Classification. Some are also in our Periodicals Collection on the second floor, and are alphabetized by periodical title. Search the library catalog to locate print materials, or stop at the Reference Desk to ask for assistance.

Electronic government documents can be found in the library catalog. The catalog record will display a web address which will link you out to the full text. Look for the Read This Now links. You can also find articles relating to government information using our online databases and selecting the subject area Government & Political Science from the drop down menu.

DVD's, CD-Rom, and large map and poster documents are located on the second floor in Media Cabinets.

Contact the Harford Community Colege Library Reference Desk to ask about options for mediated access to Government Information for children age 12 and under.

For additional Federal, Maryland, and Harford County government information, visit our subject guide: Government Documents at HCC Library.

Reliable Government Websites

GPO GovInfo
Catalog of Gov't Publications
FDLP LibGuides
US Census Bureau

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Email: circdesk@harford.edu

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