New Mexico Tech Skeen Library - Government Publications

NMT Library is a selective Depository Library receiving about 35% of the materials available through the Federal Depository Library Program. The materials selected are primarily those in science and technology, including most materials from the Dept of the Interior.

Materials are received monthly from GPO (Government Printing Office) which oversees the Program and are made ready for check out and available through our WorldCat online catalog usually within 10 days of receipt. Access to free digital publications is available at www.govinfo.gov.

This Department also maintains the Map Collection, located in the Garden Level, next to the elevator on the west side of the building. Of interest are the topo maps and USGS map series. On display are maps of current interest or special appeal.

The government document department functions include:

  • Reviewing the items selected annually for appropriateness for the public in our congressional district
  • Maintaining a holdings record to the piece level of all depository selections regardless of format
  • Claiming missing or defective items
  • Maintaining the documents by giving them the same level of care as that given to commercially purchased publications
  • Withdrawing superseded documents
  • Disposing of documents which have been retained for at least five years, after obtaining permission and receiving instructions for such disposition from UNM, the regional depository library

Regional Depositories in New Mexico

Useful Websites for Government Docs Dept.


Government Publications / Maps / Archives
Lucinda Whitehorse
Phone: 575-835-6504