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This guide will assist you in locating government document tools to assist in your research needs.

Federal Depository Library

What is a Federal depository library?

There are nearly 1,250 depository libraries throughout the United States and its territories. What are you interested in?

  • Health & Nutrition
  • Laws, Statistics, & Presidential Materials
  • Science & Technology
  • Business & Careers
  • Education
  • History
  • World Maps

Your local Federal depository library is ready to help! Explore publications, journals, electronic resources, microfiche, microfilm and more on hundreds of thousands of topics for FREE at Federal depository libraries. Explore all of this with the expert assistance of trained librarians.

Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance.

Electronic Resources

Federal Depository Libraries

The following libraries are federal depository libraries in Kentucky:

  • Ashland Community & Technical College  
  • Centre College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Hazard Community & Technical College
  • Kentucky State Law Library
  • Kentucky State University
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Louisville Free Public Library (Main Branch)
  • Morehead State University   
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Thomas More College
  • Union College
  • University of Kentucky (William T. Young)
  • University of Kentucky Law Library
  • University of Louisville
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Western Kentucky University

FDsys Tutorials

U.S. Government Printing Office: Working with Libraries



With permission from: Anita Etheridge, Tennessee State University