U.S. Government Agencies

The West Campus Library Collection includes the majority of the System’s U.S. documents in print, and they are shelved in Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) class order. (Eventually the remainder of the documents housed in Olin Library will be moved to West Campus). The Washington University Law School Library is also a Depository Library, and their collection is maintained separately.

Since the early 1990’s, the documents collection is recorded in the Library Catalog, which should be consulted first. Older documents were cataloged inconsistently or not at all. Therefore, a researcher may find the following listing of publications by Department or Agency useful in determining a given publication’s availability. This index was compiled and corrected by David Straight, Sarah Robins, Marissa Alvarez, Heather Hustson, and Barbara Rehkop.


EB  Bureau of Efficiency
EC  Employees Compensation Commission
EP  Environmental Protection Agency (all documents are listed in the Library Catalog)
ER  Energy Research and Development Administration
ES  Economic Stabilization Agency

GP  Government Printing Office (all documents are listed in the Library Catalog)
GS  Government Services Administration (all documents are listed in the Library Catalog)

HE  Department of Health and Human Services (all documents are listed in the Library Catalog)
HH  Housing & Urban Development (all documents are listed in the Library Catalog)