There are approximately 1,350 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 recieved electronically and are available freely via the Hewes Library Catalog. Older Government Documents are located on the Lower Level of the Hewes Library next to Bound Periodicals. Please feel free to visit the Library or contact a librarian with any questions regarding government documents: (309) 457-2301.
Where to find government publications in Hewes Library
Accessing government publications in print
All government publications
Government Information Online
Today, most government bodies produce documents electronically and are available to the general public for free online. If you need more information, please contact a librarian at (309) 457-2301.