John H. Evans Library

John H. Evans Library

Government Information

About government information

The United States Government publishes authoritative research and statistics on aeronautics, agriculture, business, the economy, demographics, diseases, energy, engineering, the environment, manufacturing, nutrition, space, weather, and most other subjects. It also documents the functioning of our democracy by publishing the papers and actions of the President and federal agencies, the laws and proceedings of Congress, the opinions of the courts, and other information for citizens ranging from disaster preparedness to finding jobs to patents and trademarks, and much, much more.

About government information and the Federal Depository Library Program at Evans Library

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Evans Library is dedicated to making information from and about the federal government available and understandable to all citizens of Brevard County. We have a small collection of print documents; these are typically older documents, although new editions of essential titles such as laws and regulations still arrive in print. Other material is available in microfiche, and may be viewed and copied using microfiche readers provided in the library.  However, the majority of current information is online and may be reached through the Library's catalog or a government information research guide.

Free access for all

  • Everyone is welcome to use the documents collection within the library. You do not have to be a Florida Tech student, faculty, or staff member.
  • You may check out most documents with a Florida Tech ID. Exceptions are reference documents and periodicals, all of which are labeled "Reference" or "For Library Use Only."
  • Non-university patrons may use the documents within the library, or may have another library borrow a document through its interlibrary loan system.

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