San Francisco Bay Area Documents Network

The following Bay Area libraries are part of the Federal Government Depository Library Program. As such, they provide local, free access to information published by agencies in all branches of the federal government. Federal depository collections are available for use by everyone. Collections include documents in print and electronic formats on a wide range of topics. The size of the depository collection will vary from library to library. Please call the library’s reference telephone number to inquire about a document or information you need.

  • CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES LIBRARY
    55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA 94118
    REF: (415) 379-5484
    Email: library@calacademy.org
    Collections: Federal and California documents; Maps
    Strengths: geologic and topographic maps
    Catalog URL: http://libcat.calacademy.org
  • CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY
    Regional Depository #0040; Designated 1895; 99% selection rate
    Government Publications Section
    914 Capitol Mall (P.O. Box 942837) Sacramento CA 94237-0001
    REF: (916) 654-0069 FAX: (916) 653-6114
    Special Note: The California State Library has an extensive collection of government information. For a detailed description of its collections, click here.
    Collections: Local documents from California cities, counties, and special districts; California (State) documents; Federal documents (Regional Federal Depository); Maps; Patent and Trademark depository
    Strengths: strong in all areas, with a particular emphasis on government policy and research
    Microform Collections: ERIC ED microfiche, NTIS microfiche, CIS American State Papers and Serial Set on microfiche, plus printed indexes (1790-1969), CIS Congressional Publications on microfiche, plus printed indexes (1970-present), CIS U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings on microfiche, plus printed indexes (1833-1969), CIS U.S. Executive Branch Documents on microfiche, plus printed indexes (1789-1932), ASI microfiche collection, plus printed indexes (1974-present), SRI microfiche collection, plus printed indexes (1985-2004), Patent specifications on microfilm, Department of Energy microfiche
    Historic Print Collections: U.S. Serial Set, Extensive collection of University of California historical and research publications, Extensive collection of non-California U.S. state publications (blue books, legislative reports, directories), with emphasis on far-western states.
    Catalog URL:http://www.library.ca.gov
  • CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL CENTER LIBRARY
    Depository # 0040C; Designated 1979; 3% selection rate
    455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room #4617
    San Francisco, CA 94102-7013
    REF: (415) 865-7178 FAX: (415) 865-7187
    Special Note: As Highest State Appellate Court Library, CJCL’s Federal depository materials are not available to the public.
    Collections: Federal and California documents
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY
    Depository #0051B; Designated 1964; 20% selection rate
    Library, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward CA 94542-3052
    REF: (510) 885-3765 FAX: (510) 885-2049
    http://www.library.csueastbay.edu/
    Collections: Federal and California documents
    Strengths: Information technology issues
    Catalog URL:http://csuh.iii.com/search/
  • COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
    Depository #0059C
    Library, 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
    San Mateo, CA 94402-3795
    REF: (650) 574-6100 FAX: (650) 574-6797
  • CONTRA COSTA COUNTY LIBRARY
    Depository #0049A; Designated 1964; 28% selection rate
    1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill CA 94523-4497
    REF: (925) 646-6434, ext. 5 FAX: (925) 646-6040
    http://guides.ccclib.org/government
  • GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY LAW LIBRARY
    Depository #0062C; Designated 1979; 12% selection rate
    536 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105-2968
    REF: 415-442-6692 FAX: (415) 512-9395
    http://www.ggu.edu/lawlibrary/specialcollections/govdocs
    Collections: Federal and California documents
    Strengths: Department of Justice and Judiciary
    Microform Collections: Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations
    Catalog URL:http://library.ggu.edu/
  • McGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW LIBRARY
    Depository #0060B; Designated 1978; 12% selection rate
    3282 5th Avenue, Sacramento CA 95817
    REF: (916) 739-7164 FAX: (916) 739-7273
  • OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Depository #0050; Designated 1923; 40% selection rate
    125 Fourteenth Street, Oakland CA 94612
    REF: (510) 238-3138
    http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/
    Collections: Federal, California, and City of Oakland documents; Maps (USGS topographic for 10 western states and CIA maps)
    Historic Print Collections: War of the Rebellion (155 volumes)
    Catalog URL:http://catalog.oaklandlibrary.org/
  • RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Depository #0049; Designated 1943; 9% selection rate
    325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond CA 94804
    REF: (510) 620-6561 FAX: (510) 620-6850
    http://www.richmondlibrary.org
    Collections: Federal, California, and Richmond documents; Maps (USGS for California only)
  • SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Depository #0048; Designated 1889; 78% selection rate
    Government Information Center, 100 Larkin St.
    San Francisco CA 94102-4733
    REF: (415) 557-4500 FAX: (415) 557-4475
    Email: governmentinfo@sfpl.org
    http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0200002601
    Collections: Federal, California, San Francisco City and County, and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) documents; Maps (USGS topographic for all states through 2000 and current for 13 western states and U.S. National Ocean service, Nautical charts for west coast states); Patent and Trademark Depository
    Strengths: Census publications for all decennial censuses, economic censuses, statistics, annual reports, treaties, and military history; Federal and California hearings, legislation, statutes, codes, and regulations including California building codes; City and County of San Francisco official publications including annual reports and meeting minutes of departments, commissions, boards, committees, etc.
    Microform Collections: American Statistics Index (ASI), Congressional Information Service (CIS), Index to International Statistics (IIS), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), California bills
    Special Databases: LexisNexis Congressional, LexisNexis Statistical, STAT-USA, Trade USA, San Francisco Ballot Propositions and Voter Information Pamphlets, U.S. State Trademarks CD-ROM
    Historic Print Collections: U.S. Serial Set (v.1, 1817-v.14393, 1997), Congressional Record (v.1, 1873 to current), American State Papers (v.1-v.38), Congressional Globe (1834-1873), Patent, Trademark, and Copyright publications.
  • SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    Depository #0044; Designated 1954; 52% selection rate
    1630 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco CA 94132-4030
    REF: (415) 338-1557 FAX: (415) 338-6199
    http://www.library.sfsu.edu
  • SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
    Depository #0051A; Designated 1962; 54% selection rate
    One Washington Square, San Jose CA 95192-0028
    REF: (408) 808-2100 FAX: (408) 808-2009
    www.sjlibrary.org/gateways/academic/
  • SAN LEANDRO PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Depository #0060; Designated 1961; 10% selection rate
    300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro CA 94577
    REF: (510) 577-3971 FAX: (510) 577-3987
    http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/sllibrary.html
    Collections: Federal and City of San Leandro documents; Maps (USGS California topographic and CIA Country maps)
    Special Databases: STAT-USA
    Catalog URL: http://www.library.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/#focus
  • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
    Depository #0051C; Designated 1964; 53% selection rate
    Orradre Library,
    Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA 95053
    REF: (408) 554-5385 FAX: (408) 554-2124
    www.scu.edu/library/services/govdocs/
    Collections: Federal, California, Santa Clara City and County, and San Jose City documents; Maps (USGS California topographic and CIA country maps)
    Catalog URL: http://sculib.scu.edu/
  • SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY
    Depository #0044B; Designated 1896; 30% selection rate
    Third and E Streets, Santa Rosa CA 95404
    REF: (707) 545-0831 FAX: (707) 575-0437
    http://www.sonomalibrary.org/ref/usdocs.html
  • SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Depository #0044B
    The University Library
    Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center
    Rohnert Park , CA 94928
    REF: (707)664-2161 FAX: (707)664-4095
    Collections: Federal and California documents, and the following counties’ documents: Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Solano, Napa; Maps
    Strengths: Federal documents pertaining to California
    Microform Collections: CIS US Serial Set
    Catalog URL:http://iii.sonoma.edu
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY - ROBERT CROWN LAW LIBRARY
    Depository #0062B; Designated 1978; 10% selection rate
    559 Nathan Abbott Way
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA 94305-8612
    REF: (650) 723-2475 FAX (650) 723-8657
    lawschool.stanford.edu/library
    Collections: Federal and California documents
    Strengths: Legal materials
    Catalog URL:http://jenson.stanford.edu
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY
    Depository #0051; Designated 1895; 73% selection rate
    Social Sciences Resource Center &
    Jonsson Library of Government Documents
    Green Library, Stanford, CA 94305-6004
    REF: (650) 725-1064 FAX: (650) 725-6874
    http://library.stanford.edu/libraries/green/jonsson-social-sciences-reading-room
    Collections: Federal and California documents, and documents from the Association of Bay Area Governments; International documents (United Nations, ICAO, OAS, European Union, GATT/WTO, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, and International Maritime Organization); Maps
    Strengths: International relations, political science, history, statistics
    Microform Collections: US and California State legislative bills/resolutions; American Statistics Index (non depository), Index to International Statistics, Statistical Reference Index, Major studies and issue briefs, British Parliamentary Papers, National Security Archives, Presidential Papers, Senate Executive Documents & Reports (1818-1969), Unpublished House hearings 1831-1936), US declassified reference systems and documents, US executive branch documents 1789-1932, US Serial Set (1789-1969)
    Special Databases: See http://www-sul.stanford.edu/catdb/govinfo.html for list of government online databases
    Historic Print Collections: British Parliamentary papers, British Hansards, US serial set, Congressional record, Copyright catalogs, Decennial censuses, FBIS reports, Foreign relations of the United States, US Department of Agriculture publications, US Budget, USGS publications.
    Catalog URL:http://jenson.stanford.edu
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
    Depository #0050A; Designated 1963; 13% selection rate
    Boalt Hall Law Library
    Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley CA 94720-7210
    REF: (510) 642-0900 FAX: (510) 643-5039
    www.law.berkeley.edu/library/govDocs.html
    Collections: Federal and California (law library depository) documents
    Strengths: primary legal materials including court decisions, codes, regulations, regulatory agency decisions, treaties and legislative publications; agency publications dealing with environmental issues, intellectual property, judicial administration, taxation, international trade, employment discrimination, immigration and human rights.
    Microform Collections: CIS Congressional microfiche collection 1970-date; U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs and oral arguments for various time periods.
    Special Databases: Oceana Treaty Researcher and to the United Nations Treaty Database; Hein Online, which now includes the Federal Register Library, the Treaties and Agreements Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, and U.S. Attorney General Opinions; plus any database available to the public via UC or UC Berkeley campus subscriptions is accessible from our terminals.
    Catalog URL:http://lawcat.berkeley.edu/
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
    Depository #0041; Designated 1884; 78% selection rate
    Government Reference Collection
    Doe Library, 2nd Floor (Room 224), Berkeley CA 94720-6000
    REF: (510) 642-2569 FAX: (510) 642-6830
    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/
    Collections: Federal and California documents, California local codes and charters, California local planning documents database; International (see http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/intl/index.html ); Maps
    Special Databases: Agricola, CQ Weekly, Energy Citations Database, ERIC, Hein Online, LexisNexis Congressional, LexisNexis Statistical, LLMC Digital, NCJRS Abstracts Database, NTIS, PAIS International, Pro and Con.
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW LIBRARY
    Depository #0040B; Designated 1972; 17% selection rate
    200 McAllister Street, San Francisco CA 94102
    REF: (415) 565-4751 FAX: (415) 621-4859
    Collections: Federal and California documents; Maps (USGS Maps are housed at the California Academy of Sciences)
    Strengths: U.S. Congressional and Judicial, California Legislative and Judicial, Federal and State tax materials
    Microform Collections: CIS Congressional Materials
    Historic Print Collections: Some 19 th Century Serial Set volumes and all Serial Set volumes from the 93 rd through the 104 th Congresses.
    Catalog URL:http://hopac.uchastings.edu/search
  • UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
    Depository #0044C; Designated 1963; 34% selection rate
    Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
    2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA 94117-1049
    REF: (415) 422-2039 FAX: (415) 422-2233
    www.usfca.edu/library/govdocs/
    Collections: Federal and California (law library depository) documents; Maps (USGS California topographic and CIA country maps)
    Special Databases: Stat-USA, USA Trade Online, LexisNexis Congressional, LexisNexis Statistical, CQ Quarterly, CQ Researcher, ERIC
    Catalog URL:http://ignacio.usfca.edu/
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