Many items from the government documents collection are integrated into the library's main collections, but most microform and paper documents are located in the Government Documents/Microform area, Room 330, which also houses all library microforms and microform reader/printers. Nearly all government documents currently appear in the COLUMBO Catalog and are filed as a part of the general collection. Some print and microfiche items are also classified by SuDoc Classification, so feel free to ask the Reference staff or the Government Documents Librarian (Room 330A) for assistance.
Within the Government Documents/Microform area, there is a computer designated for government documents research. This computer has a time limit of 20 minutes if others are waiting.
Members of the general public may access the Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library to use depository materials during regular operating hours with proper identification in accordance with with the library's access policy, rules for library use and visitor guidelines.
The majority of the depository collection exists in microfiche. Microfiche readers are available to depository users. The collection focuses on federal materials, but also includes many state materials for Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. For a full listing of microfiche holdings and their location, see the Microfiche Finding Aid.
The Congressional Holdings Timeline lists the years and formats available for Congressional Hearings (both published and unpublished), and the Serial Set.
Directions to the Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library are available via car and metro.
The Government Documents microfiche collection is located in Room 330, on the 3rd floor of the library. A library map is also available to help locate the microform area.
The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is committed to providing free public access to government information for primary patrons and to the general public. The library was designated a Selective U.S. Federal Depository Library in 1979 and collects about 15% of the materials available through the Federal Depository Program. In accordance with the mission of the law library, most depository selections cover a broad range of law related materials in many formats, concentrating on microform materials. Electronic collections are quickly growing as the Federal Depository Library Program continues to make resources available in electronic format. For an overview of the Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library Government Documents Collection check the Depository at a Glance Fact Sheet.
Government Documents Librarian, Dr. Lynn Monkres, 202-319-5136, email@example.com is available to assist with reference questions M-F 9am-5pm. For assistance at other times, please contact the Reference staff, 202-319-6284.
A number of government documents received through the Federal Depository Library Program are kept at Mullen Library, the main library at The Catholic University of America. Contact Anne Lesher for goverment documents inquiries at 202-319-5068, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Regional Depository library for the area is the University of Maryland's McKeldin Library in College Park, As a regional depository, the McKeldin Library receives all the government documents available in the Depository Library Program. The general phone number of McKeldin Library is (301) 405-9165. If you need help during evenings or weekends, please contact McKeldin Library's Information & Research Services Desk at (301) 405-9075.
GovDocs at DuFour
Dr. Lynn Monkres
Government Documents Librarian
GovDocs Room 330
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library
The Catholic University of America
3600 John McCormack Rd., NE
Washington, DC 20064