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This guide provides resources on the three branches of the United States Government and the United States Constitution.

United States Government Resources

This resources page will hopefully serve as a guide for students and researchers in need of United States Government information.

Library Hours

Fall River Campus Hours
774-357-2105

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 9:00pm

Friday
7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday
10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday 
CLOSED


New Bedford Campus Hours
774-357-4009

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 
CLOSED

 

Attleboro Campus Hours
774-357-3745

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 
CLOSED


Taunton Center Hours
774-357-4001

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
CLOSED
 

United States Government Resources

 

 

Congress was mandated early on by the Constitution to "keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same..." (art. 1, sec. 5). Over the next 200 years this practice became standard in all branches and departments of the Federal Government, and the Government Printing Office (GPO), along with the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), became the means by which U.S. Government information was printed and disseminated. The last 20 years has seen a shift from print to electronic format of all Federal Government information.

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Bristol Community College
BCC Library, A Building, Rm 106C
(508) 678-2811 x2316