Government Documents

Logo of the Federal Depository Library ProgramThe State of Mississippi

About the Government Documents Department

Designated as a federal depository library, Roberts-LaForge Library provides a gateway to government information for Delta State University as well as the Cleveland community. The library receives approximately 40% of U.S. government publications distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) of the U.S. Government Publishing Office. The library also receives some Mississippi government documents that are produced by departments, commissions, and other groups of the Mississippi government. The collection, consisting of material from all functions of the government, reflects the interests and research needs of the academic and local communities.

Roberts – LaForge Library ensures free public access to all government publications located in its collection and maintains a high level of reference and technical services for its government publications. The print and CD collection is located on the first floor, adjacent to the reference collection. The Serials Department, located on the second floor, houses the microfiche collection. With the exception of certain reference materials, paper documents have a 7-day check out period.

For more information on the GPO, please visit the following site:

For more information on the FDLP, visit the “About the FDLP” pages at

For questions concerning government documents in the Roberts-LaForge Library, please call (662) 846-4457 or email Michael Mounce.