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Government Documents Department

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is authorized through Title 44, United States Code, Chapter 19.  The Program began in the early 1920s.  The Federal Depository Library Program at Fort Hays State University began in 1926 with the establishment of the Government Documents Department at Forsyth Library. 

The Department houses and maintains publications of the United States, State-foreign governments, and the United Nations.  The Department also functions as the Library's reference center for government information. 

The Federal collection is arranged by SuDoc classification, in which materials are grouped by the issuing agency, not by subject.  The state-foreign collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the state or foreign government.  The United Nations collection is arranged by the U.N. classification system.

Government Documents Circulation Policy   

 Library Hours 

Reference Assistance - If no one is available to assist you in the Government Documents area please check at the Reference Desk on the main floor for assistance. 

Government Documents Librarian

   Nona Barton

Library Assistant

   Sharolyn Legleiter
   785-628-4061 PM only




Hours and Contacts

Summer Hours:

Mon - Fri:          8:00 am - 4:30 pm   
Sat & Sun:        Closed thru Aug. 17

For current month(s) and detailed information, please select desired month under announcements (below).

Phone: 785.628.4434
Fax: 785.628.4096
Contacts Directory
Mailing Address:
   Forsyth Library
   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099