Vassar College has been part of the Federal Depository Library Program since 1943. In 1973, we became a selective depository, reducing the number of publications we receive. Today we receive 30% of publications from various agencies distributed through the FDLP. Our collection strengths are women, labor, international relations, U.S. demographics, legislation, and public policy. Materials come in a variety of formats including print volumes, microfilm and microfiche, CD/DVD/videocassette, and online.
80% of our government documents collection is online. The majority of our physical government documents collection is located in the on the ground floor of the Thompson Memorial Library in Stack 1. Call numbers for government documents may be searched in the Vassar Library Catalog.