Answered By: Rory Elliott
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017     Views: 127

The Texas Documents collection is housed in Government Information on Floor 4 of the Alkek Library. The library received selected publications of Texas government agencies until 2011, when the state legislature eliminated funding of the Texas State Publications Depository Program to all but the regional depositories at the Texas State Library and Archives in Austin and Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Texas government documents that have been cataloged can be searched in the Library Catalog by keyword, author, title, etc. To limit search results, click on the “Search Entire Collection” drop down menu and select “Gov Documents – Texas.”

Since more than 90% of the documents in Government Information are uncataloged, the Library Catalog of Texas State Agencies can be used to identify classification numbers which may lead to documents in the Alkek Library collection. For those documents that are not found in the library, a search in the Texas Records and Information Locator (TRAIL) or Google may yield an online version.  If there is no full-text available, a request can be submitted to Interlibrary Loan.

Finally, the Government Information staff can be consulted by phone (512-245-3686), email (, or in person on Floor 4 of the Alkek Library. There is also a Government Information LibGuide that can be helpful when staff members are unavailable.