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Government Information

The Alkek Library Government Information Collection is a selective depository library including a variety of federal and state documents. Alkek's Government Information collection possesses approximately 1.4 million Federal and Texas documents, including a large collection of topographic maps. Government Documents are excellent primary resources for researchers. The documents collection is available to Texas State University researchers, as well as the local community, as guaranteed by public law (Title 44 United States Code).

Government Information is located in the southwest corner of the fourth floor. For assistance, please contact us via chat, email, or by telephone (512-245-3686).

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Map Service


The Government Information unit provides printing of USGS Topographic Maps for Texas State University students, faculty, and staff. Map requests are filled within 24 hours. Assistance is also available for locating maps in hard copy. Several series of maps are housed in the collection.

An online map request form is now available.  For information about the map printing service, see the map printing policy.

GIS Services

New at the Alkek Library, we are offering assistance and training with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Our eight computers in the Government Information on the 4th floor of the library have ArcGIS 10.2.2.  You can schedule an appointment with Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, our new GIS Services Specialist.

Laminating Service

On a trial basis, a fee-based laminating service is now available.   Laminating services are offered Monday-Friday and require 24-hours notice.  Please contact Government Information to discuss the laminating procedure. 

Federal Depository Library Program