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

May 06, 2015
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) designates DePaul University Library in Chicago, IL as the new digital-only member of... Read More ...
May 05, 2015
A live training webinar, "Promoting the Depository Collection While Supporting Research Trips to the National Archives” will be... Read More ...
May 04, 2015
A live training webinar, “House and Senate Materials in GPO’s Federal Digital System,” will be presented on Thursday, June 11, 2015.... Read More ...
May 01, 2015
A live training webinar, "SuDocs Classification System: An Overview," will be presented on Friday, June 5, 2015. This session was... Read More ...
May 01, 2015
Check out the free, educational webinars this May from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). These sessions are presented... Read More ...
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