Government Documents and Information

Guide to Government Documents and Information

Reference Assistance and Borrowing

Teaching and Learning staff are available to provide basic assistance in locating government documents and information. This includes searching the library catalog and library databases. Patrons needing more in-depth assistance may be referred to Subject Librarians, the Government Documents Coordinator, and/or subject specialists at other Federal, state or national libraries/archives.

Please contact Circulation in several days in advance of a planned visit if needed materials are held in OSU’s Depository.  With prior notification materials held at the Depository can be called back for use in the library.  

OSU faculty, staff, students, and Courtesy Card holders may borrow circulating documents from OSU Libraries collections and other library consortiums such as OhioLINK.  Non-OSU patrons should use the interlibrary loan service of the academic or corporate library with which they are affiliated or that of their local public library.

Please check for the OSU Catalog for the latest news about accessing and using library locations and materials.