Exterior and interior photos of the Old Library (also known as the Delafield Library) which was built in 1847, and torn down in the early 1960's.
The United States Military Academy Library has been the recipient of distributed federal documents since the 1850's; the following passage is from the Military Academy Appropriations Act of 1856, which was passed on April 23rd of that year. It can be found in the United States Statutes at Large, volume 11, page 5.
The United States Military Academy Library was designated a depository library for federal publications by the Public Printing Act of January 12, 1895 (see U.S. Statutes at Large, volume 28, page 624). Below is an excerpt of the designating passage:
The United States Military Academy Library continues to be a designated depository for federal publications; here is the designating passage from the 2009 editon of the United Sates Code, Title 44, section 1907: