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         William F. Maag Jr. Library -
Federal Depository Since 1971

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Maag Library - 6th Floor

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:

Maag 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)

ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS COLLECTION:

Government publications are a valuable resource for papers and research projects. They are timely, authoritative, and diverse--covering topics from business, energy, drug abuse, education and civil rights, to many other political, scientific, and social areas of study.

Maag Library has been a selective government depository since 1971. Currently Maag selects about 48% of the publications available through the FDLP: Federal Depository Library Program. Documents are selected which support YSU's curricula, research, and programs as well as documents of general interest to residents of the 13th Congressional District. Maag is also a depository for selected Ohio documents.The State Library of Ohio serves as the regional government depository for Ohio, and thus collects 100% of the publications available through the FDLP.

Most government publications are now published on the Web and are easily accesible through MaagNET, the OhioLINK Library Catalog, or by searching Google. The selected print collection is located on the Sixth Floor and is available during all Library Hours. For assistance, ask at the Reference Desk on the main floor or contact Christine Adams (contact info right).

Circulation Policy: Use of the collection is open to the public. Borrowing of materials, however, is limited to current faculty, staff and students as well as those patrons belonging to Friends of Maag Library. Reference materials must be used within the library. The circulation policy of the Government Documents section reflects the general circulation policies of Maag Library.

For more information, see Maag Library's Government Documents Collection Development Policy.

MAAG LIBRARY GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS COLLECTION:

Library directory sign indicating government documents are on the 6th floor of Maag Library  Government documents area on 6th floor of Maag Library
Maag Library Government Documents Collection - 6th Floor    

Government documents reference and State of Ohio documents sections on 6th floor of Maag Library Copier available next to government documents reference section on 6th floor of Maag Library
Government Documents Reference & State of Ohio Documents

Closeup of government documents reference section on 6th floor of Maag Library Closeup of State of Ohio documents section on 6th floor of Maag Library
Government Documents Reference                   State of Ohio Documents        

Aisles of congressional publications on 6th floor of Maag Library Congressional publications divided by red folders labled with Congressional committee and SuDoc stem
           Congressional Publications                    Congressional Publication Dividers        

Labeled boxes of Congressional publications - SuDoc stem, Congress & Congressional committee Government document items displayed on bottom shelves on the 6th floor of Maag Library
    Labels for Congressional Committees            Items Displayed on Bottom Shelves      

Endcap displaying sign, SuDoc numbers & poster on how to find government publications Government documents map boxes on 6th floor of Maag Library
      Posters for Finding SuDoc Numbers                             Map Boxes                          

Government documents CD/DVD & pamphlet file on 6th floor of Maag Library Government documents map/atlas case on 6th floor of Maag Library
   Gov Docs CD-ROM File & Pamphlet File       Government Documents Map/Atlas Case   

Microfiche cabinets on 6th floor of Maag Library Microfiche readers on 6th floor of Maag Library
     Government Documents Microfiche                       Microfiche Readers                   

Business, Economics & Government Documents

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Christine Adams
Contact:
Christine Adams, MLS
Co-Director & Head of Research and Academic Support
William F. Maag Jr. Library
Information Services
Phone: 330.941.3681
Email: cmadams02@ysu.edu
330.941.3681