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Winthrop University

Federal Government Information: Introduction

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FDLP Libraries

Federal Depository libraries within a
100-mile radius of Winthrop University

 Regional Depository Library:

University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia

Academic Libraries:

Benedict College

Erskine College

Furman University

Lander University

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

USC Aiken

USC Lancaster

Public Libraries:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Florence County Library

Francis Marion University

Greenville County Library

Spartanburg County Library

State Library:

South Carolina State Library (SC State Documents)


at Dacus

"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)"

Dacus Library has been a part of the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1896. As a selective depository, we receive approximately 35 percent of the documents published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Our collection supports the research and teaching mission of Winthrop University and the information needs of the 5th Congressional District.

Visiting the Federal and State Depository Library:

  • The Federal and State Depository Library is open to the public Monday - Friday. Please check the Federal and State Depository Hours of Operation before visiting. 
  • Contact the Government Information Librarian to make an appointment to visit the Federal and State Depository Library. An appointment is recommended but it is not required. 
  • Contact the Government Information Librarian regarding inquiries concerning federal or state government information. 
  • You can also contact the Reference Department for assistance. 
  • Dacus Library Community User Access Days are Thursday and Friday. On Thursday and Friday Community users have access to the Dacus Library General Collection as well as the Federal and State Depository Library.
  • For more information about access to Dacus Library and information about parking on campus click here.

Contact me to make an appointment to visit the depository library or if you need assistance with government information:

Jackie McFadden - Government Information Librarian
Head of Government Information Services

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Jackie McFadden

Federal and State Depository Hours of Operation

Fall 2022 Government Information Services Department Hours

August 22 - December 23
Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

September 5 (Labor Day)
November 24 – 25 (Thanksgiving Break)
December 23 – January 1 (Holiday Break)