The Indiana University Northwest Library became a Congressionally-designated Federal Depository Library in 1966, its primary clientele being the citizens of the First Congressional District of Indiana (Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties). It selects approximately 28 percent of all tangible (Print, Microfiche, Topographic Maps, and CD-ROM) materials offered for sale by the Superintendent of Documents. The publication of these Governmental materials is supported by citizens' payment of taxes, and, as such, there are no restrictions on access or usage.
The majority of the documents are shelved on the Library's second floor; some are also located in Reference and the Second and Third floors of the Library.
Staff available in the Government Publications Department to assist users are: