Federal Depository Library Program

Federal Depository Library Program

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library has been a selective Federal depository library since 1973 and is one of nine depository libraries in the State of New Hampshire.

The Law Library's collection comprises 11.39% of the available item numbers in the Federal depository library program. It consists primarily of Congressional hearings, reports, prints and debates; Federal agency administrative decisions; U.S. Supreme Court decisions; the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); the Federal Register; and Presidential documents and papers.

In addition, the collection also includes publications of the Department of State including U.S. Treaties, publications of the Internal Revenue Service, the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, and the Department of Justice. General records from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, State, and Treasury are received and maintained.

Any individual entering the library who states specifically a desire to see a federal government document will be allowed access for that purpose. A member of the library staff will assist the patron in locating the document.

The selective collection of government documents at the Law Library is geared primarily to the needs of its patron base - the student of law, intellectual property and the legal professional. If a document is not available in this library, the library staff can direct the patron to other depository libraries. For items dated earlier than 1900, a request, with the necessary cataloging information, can be submitted to the Library of Congress.

The Law School's students, faculty, staff, and the Law Library's attorney members may obtain copies of documents which are not in the collection through interlibrary loan.

A workstation, available to all depository users, is available for online searching of government documents.


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