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FEDERAL DEPOSITORY LIBRARY: Federal Depository Library

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Library Hours & Phone

Maymester & Summer Hours

For changes due to holidays, please check the Academic Calendar.

Summer I & II:
June 6-July 28, M-R 8am-7pm
Closed Monday, July 4
Closed Friday-Sunday

Summer II:
Aug 1-Aug12, M-F 8am-5pm
Closed weekends

Convocation week:
Reference closed
3rd and 4th floor open
Monday, Aug 15, 1-5pm (Closed 8am-1pm for District Convocation)
Aug 16-Aug 19, T-F 8am-5pm
Closed weekends


Reference (2nd): 486-0554
Reference (SMS text): 714-1649
Reserves (2nd): 486-0582
Interlibrary Loan (2nd): 486-0572
Circulation (3rd): 486-0570
Service Counter (4th): 486-1081

Library Office (2nd): 486-0559
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Federal Depository Library

In 1913, depository libraries across the country were created to house federal documents. SAC's depository was established in 1972 as Depository Number 0591B. The U.S. government has made an heroic effort to transfer agency information to the Internet, much of which you will find accessible here. Whatever the format, paper or electronic, all depository documents are listed in SAC's Online Catalog.

Documents shelved throughout the library may be used in-house by any patron. Documents published in electronic format may be accessed from computer workstations within the library or at home.

The San Antonio College Library is proud of its depository collection. As with the rest of this library's collection, documents are accessible to the disabled. For assistance with documents, please contact librarians at the 2nd Floor Reference desk.

When searching for government information in WorldCat, enter your topic, then specify the Material Type. The Material Type (mt=) is also included as a choice on the pull-down menu under 'Indexed In'. The Material Type codes are:

ngp (Federal)

sgp (State)


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    Subject Guide

    Tina Petimezas
    San Antonio College Library, 1819 Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212
    Located in the Moody Learning Center (MLC) building, floors 2 - 5
    Reference Desk: (210) 486-0554 * Send Email
    Library interior & exterior photos by: Leonard Ziegler, SAC photographer

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