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Federal Government Documents


Government Documents Collection

The NCCU School of Law Library has been a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1979. The Law Library’s Government Documents Collection includes selected print, microfiche, and electronic resources that the Law Library receives free of charge from the Government Publishing Office (GPO). Print resources are located on the first and second floors of the Law Library, and the microfiche resources are located in the Microforms Room on the ground floor of the Law School. The microfiche collection, which is uncataloged, is composed mainly of congressional hearings and documents and reports of various federal agencies. For assistance in accessing the documents collection, please consult the reference librarians.

Visitor Information


All visitors must adhere to the Law Library's Conduct and Resources Policies. In addition, the following policies also apply to visitors.

Access to the Law Library

The Law Library is open to visitors during the School of Law's Visitor Hours. Children and minors will only be admitted to the Law Library if accompanied by a parent or guardian (see FDLP exception below*). Guests not affiliated with the School of Law will be asked sign-in at the Security Desk.

School of Law’s Visitor Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 7 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Hours are subject to change due to holidays and events. For the most current visitor hours, please contact the School of Law's Security Desk, 919-530-6333.

* Exception: Minors who need to access Federal Depository Library Program materials will be able to access the Law Library and receive mediated research assistance from a reference librarian. To utilize this exception, minors must call the Service Desk (919-530-5189) at least 48 hours prior to their visit and schedule a time to meet with a reference librarian.

Research Assistance

Students are not allowed to provide research assistance to visitors. Professional dual-degreed librarians (law and library science) are available to assist visitors with the location of information and efficient use of print and electronic resources. Please note that the librarians are not permitted to give legal advice.


The Law Library provides public computer terminals for accessing the online catalog and University and Law School databases. Access to these terminals is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To gain access to these computers, please see the Service Desk staff. 

Guest Wireless Access

Guest wireless access is available for up to 8 hours of web-only access. Select the Eagles-WiFi SSID and complete the self-registration portal on your web browser indicating that you are a guest. Self-registration requires having access to a mobile device capable of receiving text messages or email in order to receive your temporary username and password information. For additional information, visit the NCCU ITS page.

Printing & Copying

Printing and copying is not available for visitors. The Law Library recommends scanning materials with a mobile device and sending them via email or saving them to a flash drive. There are numerous apps and built in programs to scan documents to PDF with your mobile device. See the Service Desk staff for help.

Borrowing Materials

Visitors, including alumni, have access to library materials during Visitor Hours. All materials must be utilized in the library. Please see the Service Desk staff for assistance locating resources.

About FDLP

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information and is administered by the Government Publishing Office (GPO). The vision of the FDLP is to provide Government Information free of charge when and where it is needed in order to create an informed citizenry and an improved quality of life.