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This page describes the government documents collections available at Murphy Library.
There's also a Government Information resource guide that highlights some of the most important government information resources and finding tools used at UW-La Crosse.
Some 220,000 items (190,000 titles) are held, most obtained through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Materials include books, periodicals, maps, CDs/DVDs and other formats, and also include reproductions on microfiche or microfilm. U.S. government documents are located in open stacks in the basement, shelved in call number order using the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification Scheme. They are listed in the Library Catalog, and they may be checked out.
Subject areas emphasized: Business, Education, Health, Physical Education and Recreation (mirroring the subject strengths of UW-L). Geographic areas emphasized: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa
The modern FDLP collection increasingly consists of links to selected government resources published on the web. Over 45,000 government electronic resources may be found and accessed through the Library Catalog.
The Map Room integrates materials collected by the Geography and Earth Science Department over many years with materials received at UW-L through the FDLP from 1982-2008. Over 40,000 topographic maps are held, along with planimetric maps, geologic maps, image maps, and geologic and topographic atlases. Map Room FDLP maps received since 2004 are listed in the Library Catalog. Map room materials may be checked out.
Some 16,000 items (9,000 titles) are held, most obtained
through the Wisconsin Document Depository Program (WDDP).
Wisconsin government documents are
located in open stacks in the basement, shelved by
WiDoc call numbers. They are listed in the
Library Catalog, and they may be checked out.
The Wisconsin Digital Archives
provided by the WDDP catalogs and
digitally preserves Wisconsin government Documents. Over
700 of these electronic resources may be found and accessed
Email: Use our Ask-a-Librarian form
Visit: Check the reference desk hours
The library offers fast, no-registration tours for students, faculty, and staff during the first week of the semester.
Tours start in the library lobby at 12:00 noon every day of opening week, September 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The tours last about 20 minutes and cover the basic layout of the library, useful services, library collections, and tips to effectively use the library. Everyone is welcome to participate in these informal tours.
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