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Government Information

Guide dedicated to the sharing of government information.

Government Documents Library Procedures

Reference Services

All Lone Star College-North Harris Librarians provide reference assistance for government information for all patrons. Users may visit in person at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor or contact the Librarians by phone, email, or online chat. (See the Ask A Librarian box for contact details).

Access to Print Documents

The Library's primary users are the students, faculty, and staff of Lone Star College-North Harris. In addition, the Library serves the citizens of North Harris County and the region.

Access to the Library is open to all, and no restrictions are placed upon who may use Federal publications in any format in the Library.

All print Government Documents can circulate, or be borrowed by patrons, unless designated as Reference. Borrowing privileges for circulating materials are extended to Lone Star College faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as local residents with library cards from Harris County Public Library system or Montgomery County Memorial Library System. Loan periods and fine amounts are consistent with similar materials in the Library's other collections. The borrower will be responsible for all fines accrued.

Intralibrary Loans

Lone Star College-North Harris Library allows physical government documents to be sent to other system libraries to fill requests. Users may request print documents via the Library Catalog and choose a pickup location from between the Lone Star College Libraries, HCPL, and MCML locations.

Access to Electronic Government Documents

Access to Computers

Digital government documents available online may be accessed on all library computers or anywhere internet access is available. To access library computers, users must have an active computer account. Lone Star College students, staff and faculty should use their MyLoneStar username and password. Public library patrons may have their library card activated at the Reference Desk for computer access. Guests and other visitors should visit the Reference Desk to receive a guest account for the computers.

For more information about computer access in the Library, visit the Library's Computer and Software Guide.

Printing from Computers

Users can print from any library computer using the college print system. Prints cost 10 cents per page in black and white and 50 cents per page in color.

For more information regarding the College's print system, see the Library guide for Printing & Copying.

Depository Guidelines

NOTE: This policy is in accordance with depository guidelines found at: https://www.fdlp.gov/

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