The Cofrin Library was established as a selective federal depository library for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District in 1967. As a selective depository, we receive approximately 30% of the materials available through the federal depository program. The collection does contain some historical materials reaching back in the 1800's, primarily in the areas of census, legislative, and judicial topics.
We receive government information in a variety of formats, including paper, microfiche, microfilm, CD-ROM, and electronically via the Internet.
We are also a full Wisconsin Depository Library since 1974.
Local documents: We collect some county and municipal publications. selectively; these are housed in the Wisconsin documents collection.
The Wisconsin documents collection is housed on the 5th floor of the library and the entire collection is listed in our book catalog. Items are arranged on the shelve by the issuing agency using the Wisconsin Documents call number systerm rather than by subject, just like the federal documents collection.
Even if we don't have a particular government publication, it is easy for us to borrow it for you from one of the full depositiory libraries in Wisconsin, which are the Milwaukee Public Library or UW Madison and the Wisconsin State Historical Society.
Click on the book title to go to the electronic version (when available).