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Monmouth College Hewes Library

U.S. Government/Law

U.S. Government Information Resources

Not an exhaustive list!  Additional resources may be found on the Law Research Guide.

Additional Law Resources

Additional government and law resources may be found on the Law Research Guide and the Political Science Research Guide.

Additional Government Agencies

History of Our Government Document Depository

Hewes Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code).

There are approximately 1,100 Federal Depository Libraries throughout the United States and its territories, at least one in almost every Congressional District. Hewes Library at Monmouth College serves the 17th Congressional District of Illinois.


We provide free public access to a wide variety of Federal government information resources in both print and electronic formats, and have expert staff available to assist users.

Monmouth College was designated a depository in 1860 and we currently select roughly 16% of all documents published by the Government Printing Office (GPO). Today, many items are received electronically and are available freely via the Hewes Library Catalog. Government Documents are located on the Lower Level of the Hewes Library. Please feel free to visit the Library or contact a librarian with any questions regarding government documents:

Hewes Library at Monmouth College | 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 | Phone: 309-457-2190 | Fax: 309-457-2226 | |