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Depository libraries receive Federal publications through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Libraries select Federal publications that they wish to receive based on the needs of their constituents.
Consult your library's collection development policy for information about how your library meets the Federal information needs of your community. See the Federal Depository Library Handbook, Chapter 5, Depository Collections.
Libraries can view a list of all Federal publications that are available for selection using the List of Classes.
Use the Depository Selection Information Management System (DSIMS) to view and manage your library's item selection profile.
Access Your Library's Item Selection Profile
- Log into DSIMS to access your library's item selection profile.
- Use your library number and GPO-issued internal password to log in.
For information on how to use DSIMS, consult the tutorial.
Approximately 900 new item numbers were created as a result of the DSIMS launch. Libraries are encouraged to review these new item numbers and evaluate their selection profile accordingly.
Depositories may stop receiving publications at any time by dropping the item number from their library's item selection profile. Libraries will stop receiving the dropped publications within one week. Claims cannot be made to dropped publications.
Depositories can now add publications at any time using DSIMS; however, receipt of the newly-added publication is based on format.
- Online (EL) publications are added immediately.
- Tangible publications are processed on October 1 of each year. Libraries will receive the publications on shipping lists for the new fiscal year.