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The University of Arizona Library (U of A) was designated a federal Depository in 1907, for the European Union documents since 1974. The Library collects United Nations Publications dating from 1946. Extensive current and archival collections of Arizona State and local publications are located in Special Collections. This Library also serves the government information needs of the 5th U.S. Congressional district of Arizona.

Federal Publications Collection
The Library holds nearly 2 million paper and microform Federal publications among its collections. The vast majority of paper items are housed on the 3rd floor of the Main Library. The maps are mostly housed on the first floor except for those located in Special Collections. Patent and Trademark Publications, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), and Energy microfilms, are housed in the Science and Engineering Library.

Statistical Materials and Congressional Publications
The Library collections are particularly strong in statistical materials and congressional publications. Census publications printed reports from all decennial population censuses, 1790 to the present and reports are from all quinquennial economic and agriculture censuses from 1940 to the present. The Library's holdings of congressional publications--including the Congressional Record and it predecessors; hearings, committee prints, reports, documents, and laws from 1789.

Historical Works
The documents collection also features a number of significant historical works such as: The War of the Rebellion, The U.S. Army in World War II, Public Papers of the Presidents, American State Papers, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Annual Report, and Indian Claims Commission.

Last modified: December 15, 2015