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Roanoke College is a selective depository library for U.S. federal documents. The college's Bittle Memorial Library opened in 1879 and RC was designated a depository library by U.S. Congressman John Warwick Daniel in 1886. The first "library custodian" was Professor Luther A. Fox (the youngest professor).

Documents are received in a variety of formats (paper, fiche, CD-Rom, DVD, fulltext) and are included in the Fintel Library Catalog. Some of the print & microfiche documents are arranged by a special documents numbering system. [see Tab above,  "How to Read Government Document Numbers" for help.]

Non-selected documents may be found by searching government information gateways (See: listing below, or use the TABS at top).  Please see a librarian for further assistance.

The following list suggests the best sites to find government information available online for federal, state, international, and foreign levels of government.

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