Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Anniversary, University Library!

Actually, it is "Happy Anniversaries!" The year 2008 marks the University Library's 60th anniversary as a member of the Louisiana State Documents Depository Program, and its 45th anniversary as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program.

Since December 11, 1948, the University Library has received copies of all State of Louisiana publications. The University Library is a "selective" depository for federal documents, which means that the Library does not receive all federal publications, but only those deemed most suitable to the purposes of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Currently, the library receives about 35 percent of all federal documents distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

The University Library and Government Publications Department will be celebrating these anniversaries with special events and activities throughout 2008.

For more information on the state and federal collections available through your library, please visit the Government Publications Office, Room 210, or check out the website,

Tax forms and FREE tax software online!

Tax season is upon us and we've had several people ask us for tax forms at the Reference desk. Although we do not have hard copies of tax forms in bulk, any federal form you may need can be printed from The most frequently requested forms, including 1040 and 1040EZ, are directly linked in the upper left column; if you need a form not listed there, click on "More Forms and Publications," then "Form and Instruction Number."

Louisiana income tax forms can be printed from the state Department of Revenue's website, while forms for all other states are accessible through the Federation of Tax Administrators.

In addition, most students probably qualify for the IRS Free File program, which allows you to use tax preparation software such as TurboTax or H&R Block TaxCut for FREE on your federal tax return! If you use Free File, you will not need any federal forms at all as your return will be e-filed. Free File does not cover your state taxes, so you would still need to file those forms separately.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Black History Month Display

There is a new display of books relating to black history month on the 2nd floor of the University Library, near the elevators.

Don't forget: there are many more physical items, but also electronic resources, and texts on microfilm, which may be located through the iLink online catalog.