U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Capitol BuildingThe United States Congressional Serial Set is a serially numbered collection of United States Congress House and Senate Reports, Documents, and some related publications.

The official call number (Superintendent of Documents number) for the Serial Set is Y 1.1/2. It is a compilation of documents from the following series: 

  • Y 1.1/3 - Senate Documents
  • Y 1.1/4 - Senate Treaty Documents
  • Y 1.1/5 - Senate Reports
  • Y 1.1/6 - Senate Executive Reports
  • Y 1.1/7 - House Documents
  • Y 1.1/8 - House Reports
  • and other related publications

Publication of the set began in 1817 and continues today. 

Print Format at Gleeson Library

Gleeson Library's print Serial Set collection spans from Volume 12559 (1963) to Volume 14393 (1997) with gaps in coverage. The Serial Set is shelved on the 3rd floor of Gleeson Library, along the south wall of the north wing.

Online Format at Gleeson Library

ProQuest Congressional Serial Set (1970 - present)
FDsys Congressional Documents (1985 - present)
FDsys Congressional Reports (1995 - present)

Schedules and Indexes

For the schedule of volumes of the Serial Set, see the following websites:

The following is a list of indexes which are useful for finding specific topics within the Serial Set:

1817 - Present 
Proquest Congressional - House and Senate Documents and Reports

1976 - Present
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

1941 - 1980
Numerical Lists and Schedule of Volumes of the Reports and Documents of the ... Congress, ... Session 
Documents Reference Z1223 .A2 1941/58
Documents Reference Z1223 .A2 1964/80

1981 - 1982
Monthly Catalog of the United States Government Publications. United States Congressional Serial Set Supplement
Documents Reference Z1223 .A2 1981/82

1983 - 1996
United States Congressional Serial Set Catalog
Documents Reference Z1223 .A2 1983-96


For a more detailed explanation of the Serial Set, see the following guides: