The primary mission of the Government Documents Department is to provide access to state and federal publications for the students, faculty and staff at Winona State University and the general public. Toward this end, the Department's goal is to acquire, house, organize, and manage government documents that either meet the curricular and academic needs of Winona State or support the political, social and economic interests of the citizens and organizations of the area.
Service Area and User Profile
The Krueger Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program and serves as a selective depository for the southeast portion of the First Congressional District. When the State of Minnesota had a depository program, this library was also a depository of that program and still holds documents from that era. A majority of the users are students, faculty and staff of Winona State, but the depository serves all residents of the area. Within the University, most users come from the social sciences, and the most heavily used area of the collection is our collection of Congressional Hearings. Outside of the University, the collection is used by the local government agencies, by local businesses, by other colleges in the area and by local individuals.
Other federal depositories in the area that are closest to Winona State are in Wisconsin. They are the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the La Crosse Public Library, both within 35 miles, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, at 70 miles away. The selective depositories closest within Minnesota are Carleton College and St. Olaf College, both 80 miles away. The regional depository, the University of Minnesota, with a 100% selection profile, is roughly 120 miles away.