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Government Information


IUP Libraries have served as a depository for U.S. documents since 1962 and for Pennsylvania since 1972. As a depository, it houses and makes available publications issued by agencies/departments of the federal and state governments. Our current collection is housed on the first floor of Stapleton Library near the Reference Department. Federal documents are arranged by Superintendent of Documents (SUDOCS) Number. (SUDOCS information) Maps are housed in cabinets near the Reference Area. (Map listing) Older publications can be found elsewhere in the library integrated in other collections. For assistance with U.S. or Pennsylvania Government Information, contact us at 724-357-4892 or e-mail Theresa McDevitt at

Getting Started

For over a decade, federal and state government information has been increasingly available over the Internet. Today, 92 percent of information traditionally located through the depository library is available on the Internet. Good Starting places for U.S. government information are the following:

GPO Access Catalog of Federal Government Publications

Marcive Catalog of Federal Government Publications

U.S. Government Google Search

Specialized Databases

More information is available from the following specialized databases:

Free Government Databases

Commercial Products

Chat reference for Government Information Inquiries

A national chat reference service for government information is available at Government Information Online: Ask a Librarian Chat.

  • 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