Overview of the Collection

John B. Cade Library is a land grant university library located in the 6th Congressional District. It was designated as a selective federal depository in 1952. As a selective depository library for the U.S. Government we receive free federal public documents, selected from all items listed in the "Basic Collection" and a majority of the items listed in the "Suggested Core Collection: Small Academic Library." This program is outlined in Title 44 of the United States Code and is administered by the United States Government Printing Office. The library selects approximately 37% of available publications mainly in areas supporting the educational and research missions of the University, as well as the needs of the general public in the 6th Congressional District of the U.S. Congress.

The Middleton Library at Louisiana State University is designated as a Regional Depository Library, which serves the Southern portion of the state. This depository receives and retains at least one copy of all publications made available from the Government Printing Office.

The Cade Library Government Documents Collection also includes selected publications from Louisiana State Government, Agricultural Experiment Stations from twenty-four universities, and the United Nations. These government publications are produced by various governmental agencies, and are major sources of current and historical information concerning virtually every public policy that might describe or govern our society. Although most publications are in book or pamphlet form, they are also published as maps, media, periodicals, posters, microfiche, CD-ROMs, and electronic databases on the Internet.

Circulation Policy

The documents in the collection are non-circulating. Microfiche printers, computer printers and a Xerox photocopier are available for patron convenience.




John B. Cade Library
Southern University and A&M College
167 Roosevelt Steptoe Ave.
Periodicals/Government Documents Department, 3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Note: Hours are subject to change during semester break and the summer semester.
Telephone: (225) 771-2853 or Fax: (225) 771-4113

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Last Updated Thursday, August 24, 2000