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Trillian Hosticka and Angie Taliaferro

This library is a Congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the Government information is guaranteed by public law. 

Alderman Library is the Regional Federal Depository Library for Virginia, and a depository for Virginia, the United Nations, and the European Union.  Government documents can be checked out like other library materials.  Knowledgeable staff are happy to assist you in your research.


Covid-19 Announcement

While the Main Library is undergoing renovation our documents collection is stored in our off-site storage facility.  To check out physical documents, please request them through our online catalog, Virgo.

  • The format filter can be used to limit your results to only government documents when using Virgo's advanced search or in the sidebar of the Virgo results page.
  • You can find instructions for requesting materials through Virgo on this page: . 

If you have any questions, please use the Ask A Librarian chat function or e-mail .

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