Government Publications is a collection of information sources that have been produced and distributed by the various departments, bureaus, and agencies of the federal government. Colorado Mesa University became a depository library in 1985 and is one of 1400 in the United States. The purpose of depository libraries is to make U.S. Government Publications easily accessible to the general public and to insure their continued availability in the future. Free access to the resources of the documents collection by the general public is an obligation of all Federal Depository Libraries. Tomlinson Library is a selective depository library. As a selective depository, we receive only a portion of what is published. The library receives about 50 percent of the publications made available. Tomlinson Library selects material that reflects CMUs curriculum and those materials that would be of interest to the population of the Western Slope of Colorado. Government Publications assistance is available at the Reference Desk in the library. Documents may be requested through the catalog and picked up at the Circulation Desk in the library.
Location of Documents
Paper Documents: The paper document collection is located in the library's storage facility; items are available upon request. Selected publications are located on the first floor in the Reference Department for use in the library.
Microfiche: The microfiche collection is located in the library's storage facility; items are available upon request.
CD/DVDs: The CD/DVD collection is located in the library's storage facility; items are available upon request.
Maps: The Map collection is located on the second floor of the library; selected maps are also available upon request from the library's storage facility . Selected maps from the topographic map collection are available on the second floor of the library; the remainder are available upon request from the library's storage facility.
Periodicals: Many periodicals are shelved with the periodical collection located on second floor. The titles of periodicals the library has are listed in the online catalog as well as the Journal Finder.
Electronic: All computers in the library available for use by the public will access the online government publications. Computers are located on all three floors of the Library.
Search the Library Catalog for government documents
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)
Hours and Contact
Government Publications Librarian 970.248.1863
Reference Desk 970.248.1860
Regular Reference Desk Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm. Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday
2:00 pm. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday