All depository items shall be made accessible to the general public, especially those residing in the third congressional district of Michigan, as well as to the students and staff of the Calvin community.
Since the government documents collection is considered a reference collection, documents do not circulate except with special permission from a reference librarian. Due dates are determined by the patron and the librarian on duty.
Some provisions for the general public who either do not have guest user cards or who would not ordinarily be granted access to computers on campus are:
Access for persons with special needs:
Access to documents in electronic formats:
The Hekman Library, as a selective depository library in the Federal Depository Library Program, selects documents in various electronic formats (CD-ROM, diskettes, DVD, and Internet). The library makes every effort to made documents in electronic formats accessible to all library users under the following guidelines: