The library acts as the state of North Dakota document depository. Many items are cataloged, including annual and biennial reports, statistical reports, miscellaneous agricultural reports, serials, directories, newsletters, bulletins, bibliographies, and rules and regulations.
The North Dakota state materials can be searched for in the library catalog. The state documents are located in the compact shelving on 1st floor east side. Please ask for assistance in locating these resources at the Knowledge Commons on 2nd floor.
As established by state law on March 17, 1965 and mandated by North Dakota Century Code, the North Dakota State Library in Bismarck distributes “seven copies of all publications issued by all executive, legislative and judicial agencies of state government intended for general public distribution.” State document depository libraries:
At Chester Fritz Library, more than 20,000 items are cataloged and over 7,000 of those items are online resources. The library also has uncataloged state documents. Assistance can be requested at the Knowledge Commons on 2nd Floor.