GPO Depository Eagle,from the Government Printing Office's Federal Depositort Library Program
The Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University has been a congressionally designated federal depository for United States Government publications since 1913. The library selects documents based on the needs of the university community and the congressional district, and presently receives approximately 50% of all publications available through the Federal Depository Library Program.
The collection is comprised of many types of publications: books, periodicals, technical reports, pamphlets, maps, and a number of electronic sources. The collection is especially strong in law and legislation, foreign affairs, population and demographics, labor and labor history, geology, aerospace, and research and development reports.
Government Documents are displayed in the Case Catalog, the library's online catalog, for materials from 1976 forward. The collection is organized by the Superintendent of Document's Classification System (Su Doc system). Older documents may be found in the Retrospective Research Collection Center (RRCC). The collection also consists of 7.5 minute topographic maps produced by the U. S. Geological Survey. These are kept in the AW Smith Building on the Case Campus.
For information on how to obtain these materials contact the Government Document's staff.
There is no separate reference desk for government information in the University Library. Basic reference assistance is available at the general reference desk on the first floor of Kelvin Smith Library. Questions will be answered by the staff member on duty, and when appropriate referred to the documents librarian. Research assistance and individual or group consultation on the use of the documents collection and government information is available by appointment. Staff of the Government Document's department welcomes the people of the 11th Congressional District to freely access our collection.
The Government Document's collection is located on the second floor of the Kelvin Smith Library as are the departmental offices.
Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.
Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.