OBJECTIVE
The objective of the LRC Government Documents collection is to aid the library in fulfilling its own collection development mission, which is to support “lifelong learning” in accordance with the mission of the County College of Morris.  Depository materials are selected primarily to serve the needs of the college and surrounding community and concentrates in health, census, and legislative materials.

ACCESS
The Documents department is subject to FDLP Legal Requirements and Program Regulations in providing free access to information received through the depository for the general public, including those with disabilities.  The library provides timely access to depository resources through its catalog, primarily in electronic format.  Inclusion on the LRC website is also provided, via the U.S. Government Documents link.  Access to these resources is provided through computer workstations throughout the library and is available to the general public to view, download, and print.

SELECTION & DE-SELECTION
Depository libraries must develop collections that meet the needs and format preference of their primary library users and the general public. The library currently selects available items as well as core titles from the FDLP Basic Collection.  Government materials are selected primarily to serve the needs of the college and surrounding community and concentrate in the areas of health, census, and legislative materials. The reference staff routinely reviews the List of Classes for additions or deletions from the item selection profile as well as the New Electronic Titles Lists.  Attention to online resources that best meet the needs of the community served will be the primary focus, and recommendations for selection are welcomed from faculty, librarians, administrators, and professional staff.

FORMAT
Electronic resources are preferred, as the Government Printing Office has shifted its focus toward the publication of online resources. A transition to an online depository will involve deselecting tangible items and weeding all current tangible items in the library’s collection.  In accordance with FDLP guidelines, current selective libraries who have tangible publications in their collection may utilize established selection profile and weeding processes to shift to a more online focus within five years. Tangible depository resources will no longer be received and online FDLP resources will be made visible through the library catalogs, web pages or other means.

SPECIAL ORDERS
U.S. Government publications not available through the depository may be acquired at the discretion of the library dean.  If a title is considered important to the collection, it may be acquired from GPO by special order.  Since this is done very selectively, patrons are instead advised to request items not owned by the LRC through the Interlibrary Loan Department.

SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS CLASSIFICATION
All SuDoc numbers begin with one to three letters. Each department or independent agency of the United States government is assigned a letter or combination of letters of the alphabet based on the name of the agency:

A
AEB
C
CC
CR
Agriculture
National Archives and Records Administration
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Commerce DepartmentFederal Communications Commission
Civil Rights Commission
ID

ITC
J
JU
L
LC

U.S. Agency for International Development
International Trade Commission
Justice Department
Judiciary
Labor Department
Library of Congress
D
E
Defense Department
Energy Department
LR National Labor Relations Board
Merit Systems Protection Board
ED
EP
FA
FCA
FHF
FM
FMC
FR

FT
FTZ
GA
GP
GS
HE
HH

HS
I
IC

Education Department
Environmental Protection Agency
Fine Arts Commission
Farm Credit Administration
Federal Housing Finance Board
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Reserve System Board of Governors
Federal Trade Commission
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Government Accountability Office
Government Printing Office
General Services Administration
Health and Human Services Department
Housing and Urban Development Department
Homeland Security
Interior Department
Interstate Commerce Commission
NAS

NC
NCU
NMB
NS
OP
P
PE
PM
PR
PRVP
RR
S
SBA
SI
SSA
T
TD
TDA
VA
X AND Y

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Capital Planning Commission
National Credit Union Administration
National Mediation Board
National Science Foundation
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
United States Postal Service
Peace Corps
Personnel Management Office
President of the United States
Vice President of the United States
Railroad Retirement Board
State Department
Small Business Administration
Smithsonian Institution
Social Security Administration
Treasury Department
Transportation Department
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Veterans Affairs Department
Congress