Government Documents

Welcome to Prescott Memorial Library’s Government Documents

Prescott Memorial Library of Louisiana Tech University has over 2.6 million publications and maps from the Federal Government. Louisiana Tech University has been participating in the Federal Depository Library Program since 1896. It is one of the oldest depositories in the nation. The library was congressionally designated a Regional Depository in 1964.There are only 47 Regional Depositories in the United States.

Prescott Memorial Library also has an extensive Louisiana state document collection. The library has been a member of the state depository system since 1948 and became a historical state document depository in 2012.  Prescott Memorial Library serves the 5th Congressional District.

The library is open to the public and welcomes usage of its extensive government document collections. Most of the documents circulate to any person with a valid Louisiana Tech library ID, or by validated  LALINC borrowers.

Reference assistance is available from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For specialized assistance contact: Abigail DeSoto, Government Documents/Reference Librarian (318) 257-4989,