Law Library - Government Documents

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Documents Collection Special Collection

Housed in the Thurgood Marshall School of Law building, the Law Library was designated a United States Federal Depository on October 5, 1982. The initial depository was expanded to full departmental status in 1995 when the government documents and microforms collections were merged, hereinafter the Government Documents/Microforms Department (GDMD). The GDMD office is located in the Law Library Basement (Room B30) and is charged with the mission to:

  1. Support the informational, instructional, and research needs of the faculty, students and staff of Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Texas Southern University.
  2. Provide reference service and free access to Federal government information to the University community and the general public, particularly the constituents of the 18th U.S. Congressional District of Texas.

Although the GDMD receives only 13% of the total government publications available via the Government Printing Office (GPO) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the documents collection is handsomely enhanced by its rich, sizeable non-depository government related collection. Additionally, the department manages and oversees the Law Library's Special Collections as well.

Richard Clark
Government Documents Librarian
(713) 313-1109

Office Hours (Regular Semester):
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday by appointment only
Sunday closed

Information Literacy/Bibliographic Instruction
Computer-Assisted Research
Reference/Research Assistance