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The New Jersey State Library is a federal depository library. Federal publications and other information products are made available for free public use in Federal depository libraries throughout the United States and its territories.

Virtual US Documents Collection Tour

US Documents Collection

U.S.Government Documents Collection, New Jersey State Library

Level 4, U.S. Documents Collection

U.S. Government Documents Collection, New Jersey State Library

Level 4, U.S. Census Maps Collection

U.S. Government Documents Collection, New Jersey State Library

Level 4, U.S. Documents Collection, Public Access Computers

U.S. Government Documents Collection, Level 4

Level 4, U.S. Documents Reference and Public Computers

U.S. Government Documents Collection, Level 4, New Jersey State Library

Level 4, U.S. Documents Collection

U.S. Government Documents Collection, New Jersey State Library

Level 4, U.S. Documents Collection

U.S. Government Documents Collection, New Jersey State Library Level 4, U.S. Documents Collection

US Documents Collection: Finding Aids

Finding aids to help locate US Documents holdings at the New Jersey State Library

Research Databases

Discovery

Discovery Service for the NJ State Library

You can start your research using the Discovery Service - this service is an easy way to search in almost all of the NJ State Library's content at once. Searching here will look in the library catalog, many databases, journals, magazines, government documents and institutional repositories.

Enter the title of a document to find out if it is available in one of the online databases or the NJ State Library's catalog.

Please note that remote access to online journal content is restricted to State Library authorized users: NJ state employees and, unless otherwise noted, Thomas Edison staff and students. Authorized users needing a State Library access card, should complete the appropriate online borrower registration form

New Jersey State Library Catalog

 

United States Documents Collection

The New Jersey State Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1895.  Federal depository libraries provide free access to federal publications and resources and make available, trained librarians to assist in their use. 

The New Jersey State Library is a selective federal depository library, selecting 57% of what the Government Publishing Office (GPO) distributes to federal depository libraries.   
About the Collection

The State Library's US Documents collection is tailored to meet the needs of State government, with an emphasis on the Social Sciences, Legal, and  Congressional materials.  State Library holdings include a complete Census collection, dating back to the 1st Census (1790), and a comprehensive collection of Congressional reports and documents.  The State Library contains major holdings from the following federal agencies: Commerce, Education, Environmental Protection, Health & Human Services, Justice, and Labor.


Cataloging
All the federal documents the State Library currently receives from the Government Publishing Office (GPO) are cataloged*.

*Since March 2009, the State library has participated in the GPO's Cataloging Record Distribution Project. This Project distributes cataloging records directly to federal depository libraries, providing automatic dissemination of cataloging records and direct access to online documents. Many documents are now released in electronic format only.  These documents are included in the State Library's catalog, which enables library users to access government documents both remotely and onsite. 

Earlier, pre-1976 documents that don’t appear in our catalog can be retrieved by using our subscription and free GPO databases.


Level 4, US Documents Collection

Location
The majority of the State Library's US Documents collection is shelved in Superintendent of Documents classification number order on level 4 and level 1. 
Legal materials like the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the United States Code, and the Statutes at  Large, are located in the Law Library on level 3.
What Circulates?
The majority of the collection circulates; reference items or periodicals do not circulate.

FDLP LibGuides

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New Jersey State Library
PO Box 520, 185 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08626-0520
609-278-2640 ext. 166
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Webinars


Crossroads: Research at the Intersection of State and Federal Law, by Teri Taylor, U.S. Documents Librarian and Leslie Witko, Law Librarian, New Jersey State Library. This webinar demonstrates how to navigate transitions from state statutes and regulations to elusive Federal resources embedded in state text. This legal research journey includes visits to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, GPO’s Federal Digital System, and Federal agency websites. Recorded: 3/31/2015
Duration: 50 minutes