United States Government Documents

The Garbrecht Law Library was granted Federal Depository status in 1964 through the Federal Depository Library Program. The Law Library’s depository collection is selective and focuses on United States legal materials. The collection includes, but is not limited to, the U.S Reports, the United States Statutes At Large, the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register. The government documents collection can be searched on URSUS, the electronic library catalog. Computers are available for the public to search the catalog and the internet.  You can find out more information about the federal depository program and accessing government documents online by visiting the Law Library’s U.S. Government Documents LawGuide.

European Union Depository Collection

The European Union has established a network of depository libraries across the U.S. to provide Americans with access to many of its official publications. The Garbrecht Law Library is only European Union Depository Library in the state of Maine. Items received cover a wide range of topics on the European Union. Titles relating to law include Cases Before the Court of Justice and the Bulletin of the European Union. Other important publications distributed as part of the E.U. depository program include the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ), which is the official compendium of EU legislation (L series) and other official documents of the EU institutions, bodies and agencies (C series and its supplements), the annual indices, the EU Legislation Currently in Force and the Directory of EU Legislation  provide subject and numeric reference access to legislation, the legislative proposals and communications of the Commission. The reports and debates of the European Parliament (also available on EUROPARL), opinions of the European Economic and Social Committee and decisions of the Court of Justice (also available on Curia).