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California State Documents Collection and Depository Library Program

Image of the Bear Flag (Flag of the State of California)In 1945, the California Legislature passed the Library Distribution Act (Government Code 14900 – 14912), which established the depository library program to make California state documents available to the citizens of the state. The California State Library is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Act by developing and maintaining standards for depository libraries, granting depository status to libraries, and administering the depository program. CSU Stanislaus is a selective depository member of the California State Documents Collection and Depository Library Program. The California Government Documents Collection is located in the mobile shelving area on the first floor of the University Library. California government documents are shelved by CalDoc Classification, which is inspired by the federal SuDoc scheme.

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