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Government Information

This is a guide for research using government information.

Government Information at Clemson

Clemson has been part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1893. As a federal depository library, Clemson provides public access to government information in a variety of formats. As a selective depository library, we receive a selection of the documents published by the U.S. Government. Clemson also participates in the ASERL Centers of Excellence program and actively collects publications from the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

Access to Cooper Library is limited to those with a valid Clemson ID card. Community members can request an access card at the library. Find out more about community access here!

If you need access to government publications or have questions about government information resources, please contact the Government Information Librarian. In addition, all users can get research and reference help through our Ask a Librarian services. 

FDLP Program



This 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)