ASL Law Library

Government Documents

The Appalachian School of Law Library is a congressionally-designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (Title 44, United States Code).

The ASL Library, like all federal government depository libraries, is required to provide access to “core U.S. Government resources,” which we have in print or via this link.

The public is welcome to use our collection during our public hours. Government documents are interfiled with the rest of our collection, so using our online catalog may be the best method of finding materials. Public patrons can create a wepa printing account before arriving or during their campus visit. Government information may also be found on microfiche; printing from fiche is free. Finally, government publications may be found online, which will require a password from the Circulation Desk to use our computers. As a reminder, our librarians cannot answer legal questions for the public, nor will they assist patrons in performing research.

For questions about accessing government documents at ASL, please contact Rebecca Belcher, Access Services Librarian.