As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), we offer public access to government documents in print as well as online. We have been a depository library since 1890.
We also offer access to selected North Dakota state documents. Request state documents at the second floor circulation desk.
Government documents are stored on the first floor and are available any time we are open.
The Patents Library is available by appointment only. In order to ensure the attention and confidentiality you require for your patent and trademark research, please be sure to schedule an appointment with a reference librarian before visiting the Patent and Trademark Depository Library.
Finding Government Documents
Government Documents Online
Many government publications are available in full text on the Internet. Consult the Government Documents Research Guide for a guide to locating digital government documents.
Government Documents in Print
Search our resources to identify documents this library owns from 1976-present and some older documents. To find additional older documents, try the documents indexes located in the Reference area, 2nd floor.
UND owns publications from these government agencies and departments. We also have selected publications from other government agencies. Since UND shares depository status with North Dakota State University, some documents are stored at NDSU. Documents can be retrieved from NDSU on request (submit an Interlibrary Loan request).
Government documents are arranged by SuDoc call numbers. Learn how to read SuDoc numbers.
For materials not available online or in print at UND, we may be able to get them for you through Interlibrary Loan.
A good overview on finding government documents can be found on the Government Documents Research Guide.
Most of the library’s government documents can be found on the first floor of the library. Help with locating the documents is available through the first floor access desk.
Help with figuring out what documents you might need and where to start with the process is available through the second floor reference desk.
FDLP Research Assistance
Learn more about FDLP Resources.