Government Information & Maps

The Government Information area on the Ground Floor of the Bailey/Howe Library will reopen on January 17, 2017. Government publications will now be shelved in open stacks accessible at all times the Library is open. Many of the publications may be checked out. Staff will be available to answer questions. We can also be reached by email at or by phone at 802-656-2542.

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Government Information and Maps includes U.S. government documents, legal resources, selected international documents, the Vermont Patent and Trademark Depository Library, and maps. The Bailey/Howe Library is a Federal Depository Library.

Documents published since 1976 are included in the Library Catalog. Please see staff for assistance with older items. Sheet maps are not listed in the Library Catalog.

The Vermont Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), designated by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) in November 1996, is free and open to the public. The PTRC is located in the Bailey/Howe Library Government Information Collection.

The Bailey/Howe map collection is a USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) state affiliate and provides state and local information about earth science products and services.

The collection also includes a wide range of spatial data resources, particularly Vermont orthophotography and satellite photography. Computers with GIS software are available.

Everyone is welcome to use Government Information & Maps materials in the library. Staff are available to assist you in locating materials.

Many federal documents circulate to UVM faculty, staff, students and guest borrowers. Most maps circulate to UVM students, faculty, and staff. Some reference and cartographic resources do not circulate. Maps required for class use have restricted circulation.

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