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For assistance with government information visit the research desk.

Government Documents are housed chiefly in the South Basement, in the mircoforms room on the North Second Floor, and in the map room.

Government Documents at Colorado College

Tutt Library has been a selective Federal Government Document Depository since 1880. Over the years the library has maintained one of the best historical collections of U.S. Government Documents in the surrounding region, with some publications dating from 1774.

Government Documents include publications of all the branches and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government in a variety of formats.

We also have some Colorado State Publications; to view this collection check the TIGER catalog.

Using Government Documents

Anyone may use the materials received via the Federal Depository Library Program. See for more details:

Computer stations near the Research Desk are designated for public use. See a research librarian to get logged- in. Please limited time to 30 minutes when computer stations are in demand.

Public users may print up to 5 pages for free; please pay 10 cents per page thereafter at the Circulation Desk.

While most of the items in the collection are available to check out according to the library Circulation Policies, documents in the Enclosed Area, maps, periodicals, and some reference materials do not check out.

Older items, housed in the Documents Enclosed Area, need extra care. These documents must be used in this area unless arrangements are made with Documents or Research staff to use elsewhere in the library on nights and weekends.

Finding Government Documents

Collection Development Policy

See U.S. Government Documents Depository Policy.

Materials are selected in the following areas: 

Congress Supreme Court President Public Policy
Agriculture Anthropology Business Sociology
Census Economics Education Geology
General Science Enviromental Science Political Science U.S. History