“This 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)”
The Charles V. Park Library at Central Michigan University has been a selective government documents depository library (Depository Library No. 0286) since 1958 and makes available more than 500,000 publications of the United States government. The library's collection of government documents consists of print, microform, and online items. These items can be found in the library's online catalog of holdings, Smart Search.
With the exception of reference materials, microform materials, indexes, and periodicals, government documents may be checked out by any resident of the 4th Congressional District of Michigan. Print documents may be checked out at the Checkout Desk on the 2nd floor. Copies of government documents not in our collection can be obtained through Documents on Demand.
Access to the print government documents collection is made possible during all hours the library is open. Access to digital information is available around the clock. Free access to these collections is guaranteed by Title 44 of the United States Code and by Michigan Public Act No. 367 of 1976.