Tulsa City-County Library was designated a selective federal depository in 1963 and a full state depository in 1978. As such, the library currently receives 30 percent of United States Government publications produced by the Government Printing Office and all of the state publications deposited with the Oklahoma Publications Clearinghouse each year.
These publications are received in print, microfiche, CD-ROM, and on the World Wide Web. In addition, the library is a repository for Tulsa County and City of Tulsa publications and as a State Data Center affiliate receives statistical and demographic materials from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Accessing the Collections
All of the federal, state, and local publications are shelved on the 4th floor of the Central Library in the Research Center. During the renovation of the Central Library the Government Documents Collection is housed at the Annex. For assistance accessing these collections phone the Documents Department (918-549-7430) or the AskUs Hotline (918-549-7323).
TCCL's federal publications are included in the library's online catalog. Library patrons can search other library's collections for federal materials published after 1976 by using WorldCat or the Catalog of Government Publications. Materials from other library's can be requested directly from a fellow depository library or through InterLibrary Loan. Please check with the government documents staff for further details.
Access to city, county, and state publications is currently available by authoring agency and title only. A searchable database of Oklahoma publications is available online. Librarians are available to aid in locating materials in these areas.