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Celebrating 50 years of Government Information at Payson Library.

Documents in the News

The CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently released a summary of its investigation into the CIA's detention and interrogation program. The redacted summary of the 6,000 + page report can be downloaded using the link below.



Welcome to the Pepperdine University Libraries Government Information Research guide.

Use this guide to help discover resources available from the United States Government.


Federal Depository Program

"Since 1813, select U.S. Government documents have been made available throughout the United States and its territories to designated libraries. These designated libraries are called Federal depository libraries.

As members of the FDLP, depository libraries play a prominent role in providing Federal Government information to the public. FDLP libraries collaborate on a local and national level to provide informed access to both historical and current Federal Government resources distributed through the FDLP and deposited in libraries across the country.

Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections which are filled with information on careers, business opportunities, consumer information, health and nutrition, legal and regulatory information, demographics, and numerous other subjects.

The authority for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the legal obligations of designated Federal depository libraries are found in 44 United States Code §§1901‐1916."  - FDLP.gov

Pepperdine University is a selective depository of Federal government publications. Print and microfiche copies of select government documents are housed at Payson Library. Many government publications are available electronically.

Metadata and Government Information Librarian

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Casey Ann Mitchell


Government Information Center Hours conform to those of Payson Library. If you need special help with research you may call Payson Library (310-506-7273) and inquire about making an appointment with the Government Information Librarian.

Pepperdine students, faculty, staff and members of general public may use all government-provided information.


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