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Government documents available at NMSU Library

Researchers and members of the public who have questions about federal government information and maps can now receive assistance at a new Government Documents Unit on the second floor of New Mexico State University's Branson Library.

New Mexico State University Library documents staff, from left, Kirsten Clark, Wendy Simpson and students Selby Smith and Amber Stockton are available to help with any questions about federal government information and maps. (Photo courtesy NMSU Library)

Reference service for government documents and maps is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Assistance is also available by calling (505) 646-5791 or e-mailing webref@lib.nmsu.edu.

The NMSU Library is one of more than 1,000 academic, public and special libraries that participate in the Federal Depository Library Program, a program established by Congress in the early 1800s to give the public free access to government publications.

The NMSU Library, which became a federal depository in 1907, primarily serves residents of the Second Congressional District in southern New Mexico. It selects 62 percent of the items available from the Government Printing Office.

The map and atlas collection of the NMSU Library is also housed on the second floor of Branson Library. The majority of maps have been acquired from government agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Forest Service as part of the depository collection. The atlas collection includes historical, contemporary and specialized titles.

Staff members are available to provide instruction sessions to classes and groups. For more information contact Kirsten Clark, reference and research services and government documents librarian, at (505) 646-4385 or kclark@lib.nmsu.edu.