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Government Documents

fdlp-emblem-colorThe Law Library is part of the United States Federal Depository Library Program and the Canadian Depository Services Program.

The Library became a United States Depository in 1978 and currently selects 14% of the publications offered through this program. The library’s collection includes official reports of court cases, official agency publications, congressional prints, hearings, Supreme Court publications, Department of Justice publications, and selected publications of health and medical agencies, publications of employment and labor-related agencies, and historical materials dealing with the three branches of government.

Between 1982 and 1985, the Law Library became the first Canadian Depository in a non-Canadian law library and the first Canadian Depository in the state of Ohio. It is currently one of two Canadian depositories in the state of Ohio (the other is Bowling Green) and one of two American law libraries with a Canadian Depository program. (The other is the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas at Austin.) The library’s collection focuses on legislative material and material relating to international relations, international trade, human rights, and terrorism.

Visitors may ask the librarian at the Reference Desk for assistance with government documents and legal research during scheduled hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (or sometimes later during the academic year).