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Government Publications Collection: Government Publications

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We have an extensive collection of state and federal publications for use by library patrons.

Federal Publications

The library has been a depository of federal publications since 1863. Today the library is a part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and currently receives approximately 2% of available federal publications. The materials are generated by federal government agencies on a wide variety of topics including census information; the Congressional Information Service US serial set (which includes surveys and expeditions of the western United States); environmental impact statements; and nuclear waste materials focusing on Yucca Mountain and the Nevada Test Site. Federal publications are in a variety of formats, including print, microform, CD and digital. All digital federal publications are available online, however, not all federal publications are available in digital format. The majority, but not all, of the materials in this collection may be checked out. Library use only materials may be photocopied.  

State Publications

These documents are produced by state agencies at all levels of government. The library has been a depository of state publications since 1863.  State agencies are required to send the library a copy of all their publications in either print or electronic format.  Publications cover a wide range of topics from budgets, policies, and statistics to hunting and fishing guides, reports on agriculture, fire management, child care, nutrition, and tourism.  Some state publications are available online. The collection also includes maps. The majority, but not all, of the materials in this collection may be checked out. Library use only materials may be photocopied.

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Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Telephone: (775) 684-3313

Library Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3360
Information and Reference: (775) 684-3360
Government Publications: (775) 684-3372
Fax: (775) 684-3330
Ask a Librarian

Library Development

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3311

Talking Books

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3355


Telephone: (775) 684-3310
Fax: 775) 684-3371
Ask An Archivist

Records Management

Telephone: (775) 684-3411
Fax: (775) 684-3426
Ask State Records

Imaging and Preservation Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3408