All documents except for Congressional materials are shelved according to their subject on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of Gelman.
Members of the general public may use the U.S. Depository materials by identifying their need at the Access Services Desk at the entrance of the library.
Gelman Library has been a U.S. Federal Depository Library since 1984. As a selective depository, the Library receives only some of the documents published by the government, chosen to support the research and teaching mission of the University. Gelman only collects 23% of all documents published by the Government Printing Office. For the other 77%, and most documents published before 1984, please visit our Regional Depository, McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland.
Also, consult The Government Documents Center at University of Michigan.
Most current government documents are published electronically and freely available on the web.