SERIAL SET: Using The United States Serial Set in the Marriott Library: Home - "What is the US Serial Set?!"

A brief guide to using the U.S. Serial Set collections in the Marriott Library.

US Federal Depository Library

“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)”

About Our Collection

The J. Willard Marriott Library has been a depository for publications from the United States Government since 1893.  This collection of government publications is particularly strong in the areas of census data; legislative materials; compilations of government statistics in areas of business and labor; mining, geological and earth sciences; technical and research reports; and international relations.

A number of items published prior to 1976 are not reflected in the catalog of the J. Willard Marriott Library.  If you have questions regarding the availability of any item in the federal government collections please use the 'Contact Us' form below, or call 801-585-6802 to speak with a member of the staff.

What Is The United States Serial Set?

The United States Congressional Serial Set is the official collection of reports and documents of the United States Congress, and began with the 15th Congress in 1817.  United States administrative and legislative documents earlier than 1817 were collected and published as The American State Papers.

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