Please note: Access to physical government documents is limited.

In response to COVID-19, the MacMillan Law Library is currently open to law school students, faculty, and staff. Many government documents are available online. Access from links below or search the library's catalog (DiscoverE) to locate electronic versions of these documents.

Frequently Used U.S. Government Documents

More information about the depository program, including information about freely available online materials can be found by following the links provided below:

The links from the title headings below are to official government versions in pdf format when available. Information below each heading includes locations and coverage years for tangible formats on campus and links to other online page image sources where available.

United States Reports (1991-present)

  • Print: Full Opinions - MacMillan 3rd floor (1790-present)
  • Microfiche: Full Opinions w/ briefs - MacMillan 1st floor (1897-present)
  • Hein Online (1754-present)

United States Code

Public and Private Laws (1995-present)

  • Print: Statutes at Large & Slip Laws - MacMillan 1st floor (1789-present)
  • Hein Online (1789-present)

Congressional Bills (1993-present)

  • Microfiche: MacMillan 1st floor (1984-2003), Woodruff Library (1981-2001)

Code of Federal Regulations (1997-present)

  • Print: Current year MacMillan 3rd Floor (Codes area); All previous years MacMillan 1st floor storage, request in person at the Service Desk
  • Hein Online (1938-present)

Federal Register (1994-present)

  • Print: 2000-Present MacMillan 3rd Floor (Codes area); 1936-1999 MacMillan 1st floor storage, request in person at the Service Desk
  • Hein Online (1936-present)

Congressional Record (1994-present)

  • Print: MacMillan 1st floor (1966-present)
  • Microfilm: MacMillan 1st floor (1789-1967)
  • Hein Online: permanent ed. (1873-2004), daily ed. (1994-present)

Congressional Reports and Documents (aka the Serial Set, 1995-current)

  • Print: MacMillan 1st floor (1967-present), Woodruff Library (1835-1981)
  • Library of Congress (1833-1917, incomplete holdings)

Congressional Hearings (1995-current)

  • Print: MacMillan 1st floor (1960s-present, assorted committees), Woodruff Library (larger collection, check DiscoverE)

Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993-present)

  • Print: no longer published, online only
  • Hein Online (1965-present)

U.S. Treaties and Other International Agreements

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This 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)