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Government Information

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. 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).

The Alkek Library is a selective depository with 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.

Government documents from the federal government are located in compact shelving in the southwest corner of the 4th floor and at the Archives and Research Center.

Government Information staff are located in the northwest corner of the 5th floor. For assistance, please visit us on the 5th floor, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm or contact us via chat, email (, or by telephone (512-245-3686).

See more information about accessing Government Information and services on the Government Information LibGuide.

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.

Federal Depository Library Program