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Both the Michael Schwartz Library and the Law Library are selective depositories for U.S. and Ohio government documents. At the Michael Schwartz Library, all documents are integrated into the regular collection. Documents cataloged as periodicals are shelved with periodicals and those cataloged as books are shelved with the books. In addition, a large number of government documents are now available online.

If assistance is required to locate a government document, the virtual "Ask Us" link is available primarily for current CSU students, faculty, and staff, and individuals seeking information about or access to the government documents held in the library's collection. "Ask Us" is located on the right side of the Library's homepage, near the "Library News" section.

For e-mail reference questions about the government documents, government document users may contact Bill Becker at If there is a question about government documents or researching government documents in the Michael Schwartz Library, a user may ask any questions regarding government documents at the Reference Desk.

Some government documents are currently held in our shared storage facility at the NE Regional Depository in Rootstown, OH. To obtain one of these items, find it in the Library's Scholar catalog and click on the "Request" button. If there is a question about locating or requesting these depository materials, users may ask any questions at the Reference Desk, the User Services Desk or ask any of the subject librarians. The User Services staff will assist the user in obtaining the item from the depository.