Government Documents: Home

About the Government Documents Collection

Grand Valley State University has been a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program since 1963 and currently receives approximately 37% of the documents distributed by the program.

The U.S. Government collection currently consists of over 116,000 paper government publications, more than 60,000 maps, and thousands of volumes on microfiche.  In addition, patrons also have access to thousands of government publications available on the internet.  The collection is historically strong in Congressional documents, U.S. Geological Survey publications, and Smithsonian Institute publications.  While the overall focus of the collection is on Michigan and the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, the library receives publications that contain information on all fifty states and countries around the world. 

If you have any questions about how to find government publications, or how they might be useful in your research, please don't hesitate to contact Sheila García Mazari, the government documents librarian, at

Basic Collection

What are government documents?

The Document of the Day

Loading ...
  • Last Updated: Sep 12, 2022 10:37 AM
  • URL: