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Government Documents Information for State Agencies

Pennsylvania State Documents

Pennsylvania State Documents- the State Library has been a collector of Pennsylvania Government documents from the beginning of its history. The State Library under a Governor's mandate collects those documents that are for the general public. This includes reports, magazines, educational materials, brochures and a whole host of other types of printed materials. As the world becomes more and more an electronic repository, links to the electronic versions of these documents are available by looking in the State Library's online catalog.

MD 205.23 Submission of Commonwealth Publications to the State Library for Distribution to Other Designated Libraries (PDF)

This directive establishes policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the State Library of Pennsylvania (State Library) to receive copies of all print publications and web links to any Commonwealth publications that have been prepared electronically from all agencies.

More information about the State Documents program for State Agencies (PDF)

U. S. Federal Depositories

The State Library of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest depositories in the U.S. As a Regional depository, the State Library is a liaison for the other U.S. federal depositories in PA. Many o​f the U.S. documents are available electronically through the State Library's online catalog.