We are a Federal Depository Library.
The Depository Library system was established to provide the general public with the means of examining annual reports, statistics, research studies and other materials produced by federal agencies. As the Federal Government has grown and developed, so has the Depository Library system.
As a Federal Depository Library, the ASU Library plays a prominent role in providing current and historical Federal Government information to the public and the ASU community. Our depository collection is open to the public, and materials can be requested by the public through the request materials form. ASU affiliates can request materials through the ASU online catalog.
When a library is designated a Federal Depository, it becomes part of a national network. This network helps all members of the public understand their government and its activities by making available publications issued by various government agencies.
Guides to our collections
Guides by course
- AIS 285 - Federal Indian Policy
- AIS 420 - American Indian Research Methods
- HSD 501 - Science and Technology Policy
- HST 498 - Urban History: Phoenix and the Southwest
Other collection guides
Public and non-ASU affiliated members can request Federal documents and other government documents using the Request Materials form.