Government Documents Collection

Rutgers Law Library is a selective depository for United States federal government publications, and a full depository for New Jersey government publications. The majority of the documents collection is housed on the second floor of the library. The documents reference collection and reading room are centrally located near the library's main staircase. The reference collection includes various finding aids to government publications such as the Monthly Catalog, the CIS Congressional Index, the New Jersey Legislative Indexand New Jersey Legislative History Checklists. Bound volumes of theNew Jersey Law Journal, beginning with volume one, are located in the documents reference area. The Government Documents Office, adjacent to the reference collection in Room 267, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library's extensive microform collection is also located near the government documents reference area. Both depository and non-depository items will be found here. The microform collection includes law journals, congressional hearings, records & briefs and oral arguments from the U.S. Supreme Court and records and briefs from New Jersey appellate courts. Microform readers and printers are available for viewing and printing.

The print depository items are located on compact shelving in the northwest corner of the library. The New Jersey document collection is arranged according to Library of Congress call numbers. The federal document collection is organized by the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) numbers. The federal collection includes a large selection of documents from the Department of Justice and the federal judiciary, administrative decisions from many federal agencies, presidential documents, and many congressional documents useful for compiling legislative histories.

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