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Congressional Research Reports are now available at EveryCRSReport now provides access to over 8,400 with more added weekly. Content is procured from the Congressional Research Service. is a non-government sponsored project of Demand Progress in collaboration with the Congressional Data Coalition.


State Agency Publications

Briggs Library at SDSU and the Devereaux Library at SD School of Mines have been selected as Full Depository Libraries to the State Library State Government Publications Distribution Program.  Each of these libraries will assist the SD State Library in educating citizens of South Dakota and showcasing the increasing number of state agency publications that are being placed online via the SD State Library digital collections at

Hilton M. Briggs Library: Government Information

FDLP Logo  The Federal Depository Library Program: Keeping America Informed

Since 1813, the United States Federal Government has distributed information to the American people through a system of depository libraries. SDSU and the library have been a part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1889.There are currently over 556,000 federally deposited documents in the Government Documents Collection at Briggs Library. Materials and reference services are available free of charge to all users of government information in accordance with Title 44 of the U.S. Code. The general public may access government information in all  formats in the library including print, microform, tangible electronic, and via the Internet.

Access Government Materials

Documents in print, microform, and electronic format are available on the Lower Level of Briggs Library.  Most government documents may be checked out at the Library Services Desk. Library computers and equipment are freely available for using electronic government information sources. Assistance identifying and locating government publications is available in the Government Documents Office. Publications not available in the library or online may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

U.S. Government Printing Office

Documents Collection Policy

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South Dakota State Plan for Federal Depository Services

Statistical Sources Guide

Federal Income Tax

Elections and Voting Guide

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