Government Information and Maps includes U.S. government documents, legal resources, selected international documents, the Vermont Patent and Trademark Depository Library, and maps. The David W. Howe Memorial Library is a Federal Depository Library and receives approximately 90% of the material distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office.
The Vermont Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), designated by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) in November 1996, is free and open to the public. The PTRC is located in the Howe Library Government Information Collection.
The Howe Library map collection is a USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) state affiliate and provides state and local information about earth science products and services.
The collection also includes a wide range of spatial data resources, particularly Vermont orthophotography and satellite photography. Computers with GIS software are available.
Everyone is welcome to use Government Information materials in the library. Government publications are shelved in open stacks accessible whenever the Library is open.
Maps are housed in the Map Room which is open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. Assistance is available on a limited basis during these hours. Check the Government Information Office or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 656-2542 to make an appointment.
Most federal documents circulate to UVM faculty, staff, students and guest borrowers. Most maps circulate to UVM students, faculty, and staff. Some reference and cartographic resources do not circulate. Maps required for class use have restricted circulation.
Government Information & Maps Staff
Scott Schaffer, Coordinator