FAU Libraries Government Resources

Government Information and Maps Department


* Selective Federal Depository Library
* State of Florida Depository
* Location of Collection
* Assistance in Use of the Collection
* Government Documents Staff
* Hours
* Policies

Selective Federal Depository Library
The S.E. Wimberly Library has been designated a Selective Federal Depository Library (0107-B) since 1963, serving the 22nd Congressional District.

The Department receives publications distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office through its Federal Depository Library Program. Many government documents dated prior to 1963 have been obtained either through gifts or purchase.  Commercially published indexes and microfiche collections have also been purchased to enhance the materials received from the Federal Government.

Recently, the U.S. Government Printing Office has been a conduit for providing federal government produced CD-ROMs to the federal depository libraries. The Government Documents Department receives many of these electronic products.

The collection is arranged by the Superintendent of Documents classification system. Most of the federal documents published since 1976 can be accessed through the Library's online public catalog. Assistance may be needed for use of the collection prior to that date.

State of Florida Depository

The Library became a State of Florida Depository Library in 1968 after passage of the law creating the Florida State Depository System.

State documents can be identified through the Florida Documents Index.

Location of Collection
     1st Floor, West Wing

     S.E. Wimberly Library
     Florida Atlantic University
     Boca Raton, FL 33431

Assistance in Use of the Collection
     Assistance is available at the Reference Desk and the Government Documents Office.

     Reference Desk Phone:              (561) 297-3785
     Government Documents Phone: (561) 297-3788


* Federal Government Documents Collection Development Policy
* Florida State Documents Collection Development Policy
* Government Documents Department Policies
* Government Maps Collection Development Policy

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