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About the California Documents Collection

The California state government information collection supports educational, research, and service programs throughout UC San Diego and the community at large. As a Complete Depository Library (defined in California Government Code Section 14905), the library receives on deposit one copy of each state publication, which is defined under Government Code Section 14902 as "any document, compilation, journal, law, resolution, Blue Book, statute, code, register, pamphlet, list, book, report, memorandum, hearing, legislative bill, leaflet, order, regulation, directory, periodical or magazine issued by the state, the Legislature, constitutional officers, or any department, commission or other agency thereof or prepared for the state by private individual or organization and issued in print, and 'print' is defined to include all forms of duplicating other than by the use of carbon paper. The publications of the University of California, however, and intraoffice or interoffice publications and forms shall not be included."

The California Documents collection is housed on the second floor, West wing, of Geisel Library and is organized by CALDOC number. Select titles, such as reference material or items not received through the state depository program, may be housed outside of the California Documents collection. You will find location information and CALDOC numbers in UC Library Search.

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