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United States Government Resources: Federal Depository Library Program

United States government resources in the Law Library and on the Internet.

A website for Affordable Care Act resources, is the portal for the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can sign up for email alerts providing important news and updates. You can also get timely information via the Health Insurance blog, and explore health care options. Resources are provided in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The Government Printing Office (GPO) maintains an online catalog of government publications called Govinfo. Want to know more about Govinfo? Click here. Want to learn how to search Govinfo? Click here.

Government Information Online (GIO)

Government Information Online: Ask A Librarian offers both live chat and email information services for government information from local, state, national and international agencies.

1940 Census Data

On April 2, 2012, the National Archives and Records Administration released data from the 1940 census. For the first time, all individual records are available online. Click here to view the home page for the 1940 census data.

October 1 2013 Government Shutdown

Information about the Federal government shutdown, October 1, 2013.

The Washington Post


The University of Central Florida Government Documents Library Guide

The Federal Depository Library Program


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The Nova Southeastern University Panza Maurer Law Library was designated a Law Library Depository of United States publications on October 7, 1982.  Our Federal Depository Library number is  0107C.  We are located in the 20th Congressional district. 


 Print Collections

The Panza Maurer Law Library chiefly collects materials that support legal research, selecting approximately 15% of available items.   Many of the printed and microform publications are housed on the third floor of the Panza Maurer Law Library.  These publications are shelved/filed according to the Superintendent of Documents classification system.  Some printed publications, such as the United States Reports, are housed on the second floor of the Panza Maurer Law Library, and are shelved in the Federal section.

Two other NSU Libraries – the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center (ASLRITC), and the Oceanographic Center Library – also house some of the resources of the depository. The shelving locations of all depository materials, as well as full bibliographic information and links to online sources, can be found by using NovaCat, the University Libraries’ online catalog.  



CDs and Other Tangible Electronic Formats            

The general public may access all tangible electronic products (CD-ROMs, floppy diskettes) which are selected through the depository program.  Since most government documents are now provided via the Web, the majority of our CD-ROM holdings have been withdrawn, except for a few titles which are not available online.  Those which we do retain are available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk during the Panza Maurer Law Library’s hours of operation. The materials may be checked out, or used at the workstation with attached printer, located on the second floor in the Circulation/Reference area.


 FDLP Internet Use Policy

The Panza Maurer Law Library offers the general public free access to online Federal government information provided through the FDLP, on the same principle of free access that governs the use of traditional depository materials. Access to online Federal government information is provided via a public workstation with attached printer, located on the second floor of the Panza Maurer Law Library, in the Reference area.  You are not required to present identification in order to use this computer, and no passwords are needed.  If you wish to download online Federal government information, you may send the information via email, or download to your own storage device (such as a flash drive). All Internet use is subject to the University’s Acceptable Use of Computing Resources policy. 


Because we are part of a private university, the Panza Maurer Law Library’s primary patrons are NSU law students, faculty and staff.  We also serve the entire NSU community, NSU Law alumni, other local attorneys, and the surrounding community. Federal depository library materials are available during the Panza Maurer Law Library’s hours of operation:


Sunday-Thursday                            8:00 AM - Midnight

Friday-Saturday                               8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Other depository libraries in Florida are public libraries or universities, and might provide additional services to the general public.  

Reference assistance is available during these hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12 N; 1 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM -12 N; 1 PM - 6:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 N - 4:30 PM


To contact a Reference Librarian, call 954.262.6201 or send an email to




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