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Government Documents

The Government Documents Department builds and maintains the collection of federal, state, and other government-issued documents housed at IUP. IUP Libraries has been a federal depository library since 1962 and a Pennsylvania depository library since 1972. As a depository, our system houses and makes available publications issued by agencies/departments of the federal and state governments.

About the Collection 

U.S. Government Documents

The Federal government collection in the library has been developed to support the university’s curriculum and research needs and the information needs of the general public. The collection strength falls into: agriculture, business, geography, health care, military, government, and politics. Mainly housed in Stapleton Library, the government document collection consists of various forms of materials, including monographs, serials, maps, CD-ROMs, videotapes, and on-line resources. In addition, the government documents in microforms—including fiches, films and cards—are especially rich in presidential, Congressional, and census materials.

Pennsylvania State Government Documents

IUP Libraries’ Pennsylvania government collection consists of publications of state agencies and departments and the executive and legislative branches. The collection of publications focuses on: public policy issues, statistics, General Assembly journals and documents, and other materials.

Government Documents Personnel 

  • IUP Libraries
  • Stapleton Library, Room 203
    431 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2340
  • Fax: 724-357-4891

Stapleton Library Hours

Sunday: Open at 11:00 a.m.
Monday–Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Midnight to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Library Hours