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Government Public Resources

A guide to finding government documents and other publicly available government resources.

Government Documents at HFC

Henry Ford College is designated as a selective U.S. Government Depository Library for Michigan’s 15th Congressional District.

  • The Documents Collection includes publications in print, microfiche and electronic formats. The library provides public access to electronic government information available online.
  • The majority of the Document Collection is located on the 1st floor, arranged by Superintendent of Documents classification number which organizes them in order by issuing agency. Most of the documents may be checked out. Some documents are integrated into the Reference Book or Circulating Book collections.
  • CLARA, the library's online catalog, indicates the location and classification number for each document.
  • Assistance in finding documents is available at the Reference Desk in Eshleman Library.

HFC Eshleman Library Hours of Operation

Summer 2024 Semester

In person (Building B) and online service is available Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.

You can contact the library by the following means:

  • By live chat (the "Ask a Librarian!" box towards the lower right of the library's home page)
  • By email – contact us here (research or general questions) or email the Library Director at (questions about fines, MeL items, or registration holds)
  • By phone –  (313) 845-9606, we will respond during library business hours.
  • By text message - (313) 241-3489

Please go to the library homepage to contact the library with any questions and connect with our virtual support services!

Government Resources


The Library of Congress, Washington. By The Detroit Photographic Co., 1902