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Federal Documents at UF: Home

UF is a Regional Federal Depository Library



The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories.These libraries are known as Federal Depository Libraries.

U.S. Federal Documents Collection

The University of Florida’s Regional Federal Depository Documents Collection has been moved off campus and is now housed in the Auxiliary Library Facility.  Documents in this collection may be retrieved by UF patrons and the general public.  Once requested, documents are delivered to the circulation desk at Library West for pick-up, usually within 24 hours. 


Finding Federal Documents

If you are seeking a document that is not listed in the catalog, it may be in the portion of the collection that has not yet been cataloged. You can submit a message with the name of the agency, date and title to

Access to official federal documents: govinfo

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications


Internet Archive is an excellent source to locate digitized documents.

Hein Online is a legal research database that contains many federal documents. It is restricted to UF users.

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LLMC is a source of selected digital federal documents.

LLMC Digital


Government Documents

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University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL 32611-7022

How Non-UF Users may retrieve federal documents

Any user from a State University or State College in Florida may request a document listed in the library catalog that displays a “UBorrow” link.  If there is no “UBorrow” link, they should use the Interlibrary Loan service at their institution.   

Send an email to  or call 352-273-2665 or 352-273-0375 to make arrangements for retrieval of the documents prior to their arrival.  Users may also request documents using their library’s Interlibrary Loan Service.

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