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Government Documents at Colby: Welcome

Colby has been a U.S. Federal Government Depository Library since 1884. This guide describes the collection, provides finding tools, and access information.


Miller Library has been a selective depository for United States government official documents since 1884, and has an extensive collection from the Continental Congress to date.

As a selective depository, Colby selects between 9-15% of the items available from the Federal Library Depository Program (FDLP), aiming to serve the needs of the College and the surrounding community.

Colby also holds many Maine state documents that are discoverable via the library catalog.

The document collection and assistance in using the collection are made available free of charge to Colby patrons as well as the general public. Please ask at the Miller service desk for help.


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