The Library houses major collections of government documents from four entities: the United States Federal Government (1884-), the United Nations (1945-), the European Union (1964-), and the State of New Jersey (1950-). Parts of the document collections were created through special depository agreements designed to ensure public access to vital governmental information. Most of these collections are housed in Firestone Library or in the ReCAP storage facility.
Depository collections are available to the general public only during the hours the Firestone reference desk is staffed. Visitors should check in with the Access Office (or with Library Security if the Access Office is closed) upon arrival. See Procedures for General Public Use of Depository Collections for more information.