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Government Information and Maps

Welcome to Portland State Library Government Information Collections. Our physical collections are located on the fourth floor of PSU Library and include official documents from federal, state, and local sources as well as a variety of atlases and maps. Additional local, state and federally-produced government documents are found throughout the general collection, and links to full-text digital documents available 24/7 online.


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PSU as Federal Depository Library

The Library offers a wealth of information created by Fe­deral agencies such as the Dept. of Commerce, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and Dept of Transportation, as well as select Congressional Commissions, Committees, and Boards. These print and microfiche publications are complemented by a growing number of publications available electronically. The depository collection is open to the general public for research.


Department History and Extent

PSU has served as a federal depository library since 1965, a regional depository library from 1973 through October 2008, and now shares regional responsibility with the Oregon State Library, University of Oregon, and Oregon State University from November 2008 to the present. Portland State also participates in the LOCKKS program for federal depositories. For more information on how Oregon libraries work together to serve the state, see "Federal Depository Program" at OSL.

For details of how collection responsibilities are divided, see the Oregon Regional Federal Depository Collection Holdings List Summary - By Library)


Regional, State, and Local Government Information

Portland State is part of the Oregon Documents Repository program and retains relevant materials for its collection both in print and linked online. You can find traditional regional, state and local publications such as pamphlets, books, and technical reports by searching the Library's online catalog.

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Map Collection

The Map Collection of Portland State University is located in the southeast corner of the 4th floor of the Branford Price Millar Library. It is a working collection consisting of atlases, topographic maps, aeronautical and nautical charts, geological maps, thematic maps, and travel maps of the World and the United States. More information


Public Comment Documents

Since 1993, the Portland State Library has made available for public view and comment documents on the Hanford Site clean up efforts. Occasionally, other publicly- and privately-held organizations request comments from citizens whose lives will be affected by their activities. ­

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