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

November 25, 2015
This webcast is Part 17 of the GPO Library Technical Services Webcast and Webinar Series. A webcast, "New Additions: The Catalog of... Read More ...
November 23, 2015
The U.S. Government Publishing Office has received numerous inquiries about where to find information about the 2015 Biennial Survey... Read More ...
November 23, 2015
The List of Classes is now available for download in PDF format.  This edition incorporates all data changes through October 15, 2015; it... Read More ...
November 19, 2015
Check out the free, educational webinars this December from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). These sessions are presented... Read More ...
November 19, 2015
A live training webinar, "2015 List of Classes Update Project," will be presented on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. This webinar is part... Read More ...
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