Lovejoy Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by Public Law (Title 44 United States Code).
Lovejoy Library has been a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program for U.S. government documents since 1965. The Library selects approximately 60% of the tangible and electronic items available through the Federal Depository Library Program. The collection is developed to support the curricular and information needs of the University's students, faculty and staff as well as the community we serve, the 19th Congressional District of Illinois. The Library's current collection of Federal documents totals over 500,000 items in all formats, paper, microform, tangible electronic, and Internet.
Lovejoy Library is also a depository in the Illinois Documents Depository Program.