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Government Information Guide

This guide will assist you in locating information from international, U.S. government, state, and local governments.

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Georgina Martorella
902M Axinn Library
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Hofstra Library Re-opening

Axinn Library is open to Hofstra students, faculty and staff with current Hofstra IDs only.  Hofstra University Libraries are not open to the public until further notice.   For more on this policy, see 

Access to the online collections of the John W. Wydler Goverment Information Depository continues to be available.  For reference assistance with government information, please call (516)-463-4980 and leave a message.  You can also email your inquiry to  The depository coordinator will respond as soon as possible.  Thank you. 

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About the Depository

John W. Wydler Government Information Depository

Hofstra University

(516) 463-4980

Hofstra University received its designation as a federal depository library in 1964 from Congressman John W. Wydler.  In the over 50 years of our existence we have built a very fine collection of materials, both current and archival.  In 1989, upon its 25th anniversary, the depository was named for Congressman Wydler whose congressional papers were donated to the University.  In 2012, the depository library transitioned to a primarily online collection, providing access to electronic government information. 

The John W. Wydler Federal Depository provides access to federal government information in areas such as the following:  congressional committee hearings, bills, reports, Public Laws, the Congressional Record and its predecessor titles, Serial Set documents and reports, and publications from most federal agencies and departments.   Specialized finding aids include the Catalog of Government Publications, Congressional Publications and  Selected privately published resources are also acquired.

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