Located on the 1st floor at the north end of Davidson Library, the Government Information Center (GIC) contains our extensive collection of government documents.
Microform and media from the library’s general collections are also housed in the GIC.
The Davidson Library collects publications from the governmental agencies of the United States, California, Santa Barbara City and County, foreign countries, international organizations, and the western states of the U.S. Most U.S., California, and local documents are housed in the GIC, while others are shelved in the main library. The majority of the collections can be located by searching the library catalog.
- U.S. Government Documents
- California Documents
- Foreign & International Documents
- Local Government Documents
- States Other Than California
- Library Catalog
- Government Information Subject Guide
Our microform collections consist of materials in microfilm, microfiche, and microcard formats. We have equipment in the GIC that can read, print, or scan microform materials.
The GIC has a small number of public computers and a printer. In addition, there are computers for viewing, printing, and scanning microform materials. There are also scanners available for scanning print materials. We highly recommend that you bring a USB drive or CD-ROM with you when you use the scanners.