StaffGuide: Government Documents and Maps for Storage Staff

The Guide is for the Mullins Library Storage Staff to assist them in locating federal documents and maps

Depository Program

The Government Publishing Office started on March 4,1861. The first day of Abraham Lincoln's administration. The Superindent of Documents was created in 1895 and the Depository Library System. There are 5 ways that a library can be designated as a depository library.

  • Each member of Congress may designate in his or her district a depository library.
  • Land grant colleges and universities
  • Libraries of federal agencies 
  • Highest Appellate court of each state 
  • Accredited Law Schools.

The Arkansas State Library serves as the Regional Federal Depository Library for the state of Arkansas. The following libraries are federal selective depository libraries located within the state. The University of Arkansas is the largest and oldest (1907) depository in the State. 

  • Magale Library
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • 100 East University
  • Magnolia, AR 71754
  • 870-235-4170
  • Mullins Library
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • 365 N. McIlroy Avenue
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • 479-575-6645 / Toll-Free: 866-818-8115
  • Ottenheimer Library
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 2801 South University Avenue
  • Little Rock, AR 72204
  • 501-569-3120
  • Taylor Library
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • 514 University Drive
  • Monticello, AR 71656-1080
  • 870-460-1880
  • Torreyson Library
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • 201 Donaghey Avenue
  • Conway, AR 72035-0001
  • 501-450-5214
  • Young Law Library
  • University of Arkansas Leflar Law Center
  • 1045 W. Maple Street
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
  • 479-575-8427
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • Phone: 479-575-4104
  • Toll-free: 866-818-8115
  • Fax: 479-575-6656