Due to the COVID-19 situation, all CSUSM Library services including Government Documents access are closed until further notice. A great deal of the resources we have are in electronic format and findable through the library catalog (https://biblio.csusm.edu). For research assistance, please use the chat option available on the library home page or email jdownie@csusm.edu. Every effort is being made to respond in a timely fashion.

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CSUSM became a selective Federal Documents Depository in California's 50th Congressional District as well as a selective California Documents Depository in 1994.

This site is organized into Federal, California and International resources, as well as popular, high use topics for the CSUSM community, such as grants and citation tools.

The collection is developed and maintained with an emphasis on electronically-delivered materials of use to the CSUSM community. Our collections can be searched using the CSUSM Library Catalog.

Depository materials and related services are available to all users during normal library hours per Title 44 United States Code, "This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law." Reference assistance is available during librarian reference desk hours via walk-in or phone (760-750-4391). You may also request an appointment using the contact links on the right of this page. You may also reach general library research assistance via chat or email through the ASK A LIBRARIAN links on the library home page.

ASK THE GPO www.gpo.gov/askgpo

TUTORIALS ON GOVINFO www.govinfo.gov/help/tutorials-handouts.

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ECFR?page=browse


CSUSM no longer receives print tax forms for Federal or State returns. All forms and instruction booklets can be found online. Depositories are forbidden from offering tax or legal assistance at any time.

Federal Forms: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

California State Forms: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/search/index.aspx

Social Media for Federal and California Governments

YouTube Video About the Federal Depository Program

Verify US Government social media sites (Social Media Registry)

News.CA.gov (State of California podcasts collecction)

Mobile Apps Gallery A-Z (wide range of apps for health, safety, business, kids, travel, emergency and much more!)