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Area Federal Depository Libraries

Guide to Government Publications Series

The following list of selective depository libraries collect at various levels for governmentdocuments. Some of the collections are very small. Libraries like Stanford UniversityLibraries, University of California libraries, Santa Clara University Library, California State University libraries, and the San Francisco Public Library maintain research collections and supplement the depository collections with commercial guides and microform publications. Check the public catalog of each library in order to determine its collection. For help in identifying a collection, contact the California regional library, California State Library

To locate publications in the UC libraries, check Melvyl,
the California Digital Library catalog. The California State Library collection is also
listed in the California Digital Library catalog.
The Depository Libraries lend government documents based on the policies of each library. To borrow any of the materials, contact your own library. To view the Stanford University Libraries lending policies see
To borrow circulating materials from the Stanford University Libraries, submit your request via your own library.

Berkeley Menlo Park Richmond San Mateo
Contra Costa Monterey Sacramento Regional Santa Clara
Davis Oakland San Francisco Santa Cruz
Hayward Redwood City San Jose Stanford


Contra Costa


  • 0047B University of California, Davis
    Law Library
    400 Mrak Hall Drive
    Davis, CA 95616-5203
    Phone: (530)752-3330
    Fax: (530)752-8766

    0045A University of California, Davis
    Shields Library
    100 North West Quad
    Davis, CA 95616-5292
    Phone: (530)752-1624
    Fax: (530)752-3148


Menlo Park

  • 0050C U.S. Department of the Interior
    U.S. Geological Survey Library
    345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3192
    Phone: (650)329-5027
    Fax: (650)329-5097


  • 0048C U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
    Dudley Knox Library
    411 Dyer Road
    Monterey, CA 93943-5002
    Phone: (831)656-2485
    Fax: (831)656-2842


  • 0050 Oakland Public Library
    125 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612-4397
    Phone: (510)238-3138
    Fax: (510)238-6867

Redwood City


  • 0049 Richmond Public Library
    325 Civic Center Plaza
    Richmond, CA 94804-1659
    Phone: (510)620-6561
    Fax: (510)620-6850

Sacramento Regional

  • 0040 California State Library
    Government Publications Section
    914 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 95814-4802
    Phone: (916)654-0069

San Francisco

  • 0040C California Supreme Court
    California Judicial Center Library
    455 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102-3660
    Phone: (415)865-7178
    Fax: (415)865-7187

    0062C Golden Gate University
    Law Library
    536 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
    Phone: (415)442-6680
    Fax: (415)512-9395

    0048 San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4705
    Phone: (415)557-4500
    Fax: (415)557-4475

    0044 San Francisco State University
    J. Paul Leonard Library
    1630 Holloway Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
    Phone: (415)338-1557
    Fax: (415)338-1504

    0040B University of California
    Hastings College of Law
    200 McAllister Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4978
    Phone: (415)565-4751
    Fax: (415)621-4859

    0044C University of San Francisco
    Gleeson Library/Geschke Center
    2130 Fulton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117-1049
    Phone: (415)422-2040
    Fax: (415)422-2233

San Jose

San Mateo

Santa Clara

Santa Cruz

  • 0056A University of California, Santa Cruz
    McHenry Library
    1156 High Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1078
    Phone: (831)459-2347
    Fax: (831)459-3620


  • 0062B Stanford University
    Robert Crown Law Library
    559 Nathan Abbott Way
    Stanford, CA 94305-8612
    Phone: (650)725-0800
    Fax: (650)723-8657


Last modified: June 17, 2008

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