Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

Law Library - Government Documents

Federal government documents are located on both the First Floor and Basement of the Law Library. Documents located in the Basement (Isle B1) are arranged on the shelves by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) Classification Number. Click here for an explanation of the SuDoc classification scheme or consult the GDMD staff (Room B30 or librarian on duty at the Circulation/Information Desk).

First Floor

Isle 111

Statutes at Large

Isle 112

Statutes at Large

House & Senate Journals

United States Code

Isle 113

Code of Federal Regulations

List of CFR Sections Affected

Federal Register (only current year on shelf)

Isle 115

Treasury Department (Internal Revenue Service materials only)

Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin

Isle 116

Internal Revenue Bulletin

Tax Court of the United States Reports

United States Board of Tax Appeals Reports

Court of Claims Reports/U.S. Court of Claims Reports

Isle 117

Treasury Decisions

Isle 118

Treaties in Force


United States Treaties and Other International Agreements


United States Court of International Trade Reports


Administrative Decisions under Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States

Isle 135

United States Reports


Isle B1

Federal documents grouped by Bureau/Department

Isles B32 to B38

Federal Agency Decisions

Room B30

Federal documents in microform and electronic (CD-ROM) formats

Other non-depository government related documents are temporarily stored in microform cabinets adjacent to Isle B1 and Room B30. They consist of small to large microform sets which include the predecessors of the Congressional Record-the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873). Treaty materials such as the Department of State Treaty Series (1927-1945), League of Nations Treaty Series (1920-1946), United Nations Treaty Series (1946-1974), and the United States Department of State Bulletin (1939-1981) are among these holdings. The microforms collection is further augmented with full sets of attorney general opinion and sessions laws for most states, CIS legislative microfiche collection (1970 - ), Supreme Court Records and Briefs (1935 - ), Statues-at-Large (1789-1976), selected 19th century appellate cases, legal periodicals and many others.

There are also three public access microform readers for viewing government documents in micro-formats. The Minolta MS 6000 digital Scanner/Printer located in the GDMD office (B30) is the main machine used to print microform.

Print Fee Schedule:

Fifteen cents($0.15) per exposure (laser print); and Twenty-five cents($0.25) per scan (PDF document)


Finding Government Documents in the Law Library

MARCIVEWEB DOCS: This is the web-based version of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. You can search by title, author, subject or Sudoc#. MarciveWeb Docs is not only a great source to search for government documents selected by the Law Library but also government documents selected by other libraries in the Houston Metropolitan Area.

  • Input your search term(s) or numeric string (e.g., technical report number or SuDoc number) in the "Search For" box.

  • Click the "Search" button.

  • From the "Title List Display," select the record of interest. This will put you in the "Catalog Record Display".

  • CClick the "Holdings" button located at the top (left) of the page.

ALEX : This is the Law Library's online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and is another resource for locating government documents in the Law Library. Documents can be searched by author, title, subject, or "Government Document Number" (i.e., SuDoc#). Additionally, access to government documents in electronic format can be found in ALEX.

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Executive Information

Judicial Information

Legislative Information

Texas State Government Information

City of Houston & Harris County Information

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