FDLP

Federal Depository Libraries

The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. It distributes materials in a variety of formats, including electronic, CD, microfiche, and paper. As part of its publishing program, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of Government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories.These libraries are known as Federal depository libraries.

Federal depository libraries must offer free, public access to their Federal collections, even if the depository library is part of a private academic institution. In addition, information specialists are available at these libraries to assist the American public to locate Federal information.

Use the map below to locate a local Federal depository library or use the advanced search.

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News & Events

June 28, 2016
At the request of the University of Iowa’s University Libraries, the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO’s) FDLP Academy is... Read More ...
June 27, 2016
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) names Gary Somerset as the agency’s Chief Public Relations Officer. Somerset has worked... Read More ...
June 27, 2016
A webcast, "Regional Discard Policy Implementation: A Phased Approach," is now available for viewing. Duration: 14 minutes Speaker: Cindy... Read More ...
June 23, 2016
Think about the exceptional Federal depository libraries in your area. Do they go above and beyond and deserve special recognition... Read More ...
June 22, 2016
 A live training webinar, "Your Public Library: First Stop for Government Information/Tu Biblioteca Pública: Primera Destinación para... Read More ...
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GPO on the Go BOX

The staff at the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has been on the go, visiting Federal depository libraries around the country.

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GPO launched www.govinfo.gov, ushering in a new, dynamic way for the public to discover and access Government information. View the video for more information.

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