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Government Documents: Home

Gov Docs

Important Information Regarding Requests

A large majority of government documents are now freely available online. Please refer to the Gov Info web portal or the Databases and Resources section of this InfoGuide for more information.

Please note that requests for physical materials are by appointment only. To schedule, please contact Cory Aitchison, the Government Information Librarian. Most of our government documents are stored off-site. The Government Information Center Hours conform to those of Payson Library

Government Information

Celebrating 50 years of Government Information at Payson Library.

Documents in the News

FY 2021 Budget

See where the money is going in the Interactive Budget or browse the official FY 2021 budget documents.

Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau is gearing up to the 2020 census. Stay informed on the official website.


Welcome to the Pepperdine University Libraries Government Information Research guide.

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

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

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."  -

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.

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