Government Documents -- What are they?
Government documents are publications that are issued at government expense or by a government body, for example, departments of the United States government, the State of North Dakota, or a local city or county. Publications can be issued in a tangible format, such as print or DVD, or they can be issued in an electronic format available on the Internet. Public access to goverment documents is guaranteed by public law.
The NDSU Libraries have been part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1907. The NDSU Libraries is also a depository library for State of North Dakota publications.