United States Government Information

Guide to Federal Government Information and Data

Mission of the UTSA Libraries Government Documents Unit

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The mission of the Government Documents Unit is to serve the government information needs of the UTSA community, citizens of the 20th U.S. Congressional District, and the general public by providing free public access, instruction, and quality reference assistance in the use of these materials. UTSA Libraries has been a member of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1973.

Government information at UTSA Libraries is primarily accessed online through free government websites supplemented with commercial subscription databases such as ProQuest Congressional, Statistical Abstract of the United States, NexisUni, and ProQuest Statistical Insight.

San Antonio Area Government Depositories

Many schools and libraries in San Antonio and the U.S. maintain and provide access to government publications. 
 Federal Depository Library Directory for all U.S. locations

Below are links to Federal depositories in the San Antonio area:

Federal Depositories 
>  Palo Alto College
>  San Antonio College
>  San Antonio Public Library
>  St. Mary's Law Library 
>  St. Mary's University
>  Texas Lutheran University (Seguin)
>  Trinity University
>  Texas State University (San Marcos) 

 Map of Federal Depository locations in San Antonio

Federal Patent & Trademark Resource Centers
>  San Antonio Public Library
>  Rice University Fondren Library, Houston
>  University of Texas-Austin (Engineering Library)
>  Patent and Trademark Office, Dallas Regional Office 
Texas A&M College Station
Texas Tech, Lubbock
  ..... Other Patent and Trademark Resource Centers

County Libraries in Texas
>   Bexar County Law Library
>   Other County Law Libraries in Texas

United Nations Documents Depository
>  University of Texas-Austin
  . . . Other UN depositories

Texas Regional Depositories
Texas has two Regional Depository Libraries:

>   Texas State Library and Archives Commission, located in Austin, is the regional federal and state depository library for Region II East Texas. The Texas State Library is required to collect all federal documents distributed by the depository program. To date, they own over 1.5 million items. It also collects Texas State documents.

>  A second Regional Depository for Region 1 is located in Lubbock at Texas Tech University.