The Duane G. Meyer Library serves as a depository library for U.S., Missouri, and United Nations documents. All government publications--U.S., Missouri, and UN--are readily available for use by MSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public. Most of our paper and microfiche materials circulate with a valid ID. Many government publications are also available in electronic format.
Federal tax forms are also available, and residents of Greene County (including college students now attending MSU) may register to vote at the Reference desk. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any government information needs that you might have.
The Duane G. Meyer Library received Congressional designation as a “selective” federal depository library in 1963. This legally binding agreement with the U.S. government allows us to select and receive a collection of federal government publications that specifically meets the needs of citizens in our area and beyond. To find U.S. government documents in Meyer Library, use SWAN (the online catalog) or ask one of our staff for assistance. To search for government information online, use www.usa.gov, the official government search engine for information at both the federal and state levels.
The Duane G. Meyer Library has a large collection of Missouri government publications in paper format that may be accessed through SWAN, the online catalog. Missouri government information may also be found online at Missouri’s home page www.mo.gov or the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/missouristatepublications.
As Missouri’s only United Nations depository (a prestigious designation received in December, 2000), the Duane G. Meyer Library receives significant UN publications covering important global issues, thus adding to the breadth and depth of its international collection. While most UN documents are now accessible electronically from the UN’s Web site, the Library’s extensive collection of print documents, as well as a historical (1946-1994) collection in microformat, is available for circulation, including via interlibrary loan to other libraries in the world.