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Fall 2023 Library Service Updates

Government: Gov Docs @ Orchard Ridge

Government Documents at Orchard Ridge

Government Documents at Orchard Ridge

“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)


Since 1968, the King Library on the Orchard Ridge Campus of Oakland Community College is a selective depository for United States Government Documents. King Library is one of 40 libraries within the state of Michigan participating as a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program overseen by University of Minnesota Libraries who serves as our Regional Depository. OCC selects 14% of all documents distributed through the U.S. depository system. These publications cover many subjects and include statistical data, congressional hearings, agency reports, maps, budget information, country studies, and pamphlets on popular issues.    Please ask at the Reference Desk for assistance in locating documents.

FDLP Basic Collection: Core U.S. Government Resources -These resources are vital sources of information about the workings and essential activities of the U.S. Government.

Print Documents
Many can be found as part of the reference stacks or the circulating stacks. To find them, search in the Library Catalog, using the same methods as searches for other library materials.  Government Documents stacks on the south side of the library are the site of another large group of print documents.  Arranged in Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification, the recent documents can be located in the Library Catalog.  However, if a document with a SuDoc call number is located by searching in Catalog of U.S. Government Publications or in the catalog of another library--such as Wayne State University or Library of Michigan--it often can be found also in the OCC Government Documents stacks. Documents from this section are available for circulation.  Ask a Librarian for assistance.

Microfiche Documents
A collection of Government Documents on microfiche is filed by SuDoc number and stored in microfiche cabinets near the Government Documents stacks on the south side of the library. The library has microfiche reader-printers in the periodicals section for public use.

A selection of U.S. Geological Survey and other maps are stored in map cabinets in the Reference section.

The Internet and the World Wide Web are rich sources of U.S. and other levels of governmental information.
See the listed above. King Library adheres to Oakland Community College's policy on appropriate computer use.

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