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Veterans Resources: Home

A guide to official Federal government information, Jefferson College Library materials, and campus resources for veterans and their dependents.


Jefferson College Library

Jefferson College Library has a variety of materials about, by, and for Veterans and their families. We are a Federal Depository Library and provide access to historical military information and official Veterans Affairs publications. We have a wealth of materials for scholarly projects and personal growth and research. And, if we don't have it, we will help you request it from another institution. Ask library staff for assistance if you need help finding online or print resources.

Veterans Day 2022

Source: “The Bugler” by Gene Russell, a service-connected disabled Army Infantry Veteran and VA employee.

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Federal Depository Library Program

     Jefferson College Library is a congressionally designated selective depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law (U.S.C. Title 44, Sections 1710 and 1711).

     The Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. GPO administers the FDLP on behalf of the participating libraries and the public. Information products from the Federal Government are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, both in print and online. The official version of launched in December 2018 and was developed to provide free access to government information from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Access to the print collection and use of our public access computers are both available during all hours of operation. Chat reference assistance is available during additional evening, weekend, and holiday hours. For a list of days closed, regular, chat, and special hours see our HOURS page.

The Price of Freedom @ The Smithsonian

Americans have gone to war to win their independence, expand their national boundaries, define their freedoms, and defend their interests around the globe. This exhibition examines how wars have shaped the nation’s history and transformed American society. It highlights the service and sacrifice of generations of American men and women.

Operation Protecting Veterans: Milatary Records Scam

According to an AARP survey, veterans are twice as likely to fall victim to scams as the population at large. Some scammers offer veterans the opportunity to refinance Veterans Affairs (VA) loans at extremely low rates. Others will pose as government agencies in order to access personal information, or offer lump sum payments up front, in exchange for signing over all their future monthly benefit checks. AARP and the United States Postal Inspection Office teamed up to provide information to help veterans and their families recognize and avoid potential scams that target veterans, especially veterans applying for their benefits for the first time.

2019 Veterans by State


Find VA Burial Benefits

VBA History in Focus: 100 Objects - Bonus Army

Burn Pits

Missouri Veterans Benefits

This booklet is designed to bring together all benefits available by the State of Missouri as well as  related services provided by the U.S. Government. This benefits guide is a constant work in progress as new benefits become available to Veterans and their dependents.

A Few Books

A small selection of titles from our collection and MOBIUS libraries. Ask for assistance.