Government Documents/Microforms Department

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Government Documents/Microforms Department

Hours (regular semester)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTE: The department begins closing 15 minutes before the posted closing times.

Library hours are subject to change, especially during intersession and holidays. Check variations online here, at Middleton Library's main entrance, or call the department at (225) 578-2570.

General information

For reference and research questions when the Government Documents/Microforms Department is closed, visit the Middleton Research Desk, Room 141. At the Research Desk you can also receive help with electronic databases, including the online catalog.

For U.S. government documents published before 1976 and not listed in our online catalog, please come back to the Government Documents/Microforms Department during open hours so that a librarian there can help you locate those materials.

The Government Documents/Microforms Collection is physically located on the basement level, Room 53, of Middleton Library on the LSU Campus. Once you enter the library, go to the stairwell past the information kiosk. Descend the stairs, go immediately to your right, around the corner. Proceed straight ahead.

The Depository's map collection is housed in the Cartographic Information Center in the Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex, Room 313.

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