The FDL Handbook (2008) has been superseded by the Legal Requirements & Program Regulations of the Federal Depository Library Program (June 2011).
NOTE: The FDLP Handbook can still be used for background information and contains explanatory information to help libraries achieve compliance. When new FDLP Desktop material is developed, this Handbook will be archived.
The Federal Depository Library Handbook (FDL Handbook) contains instructions and manuals that provides legal requirements, program requirements, and guidance for depository operations. Each chapter also includes best practices, tips, and resources for library administrators.
The Federal depository community worked to consolidate and update the Instructions to Depository Libraries and the Federal Depository Library Manual (and Supplements), into the FDL Handbook. With the publication of the FDL Handbook, the Instructions and Manual are superseded.
The FDL Handbook is updated as necessary based on changes in the Program and community input.