Administrative Notes (AdNotes)
Administrative Notes informs the depository library community of policies, procedures, and news relating to the Federal Depository Library Program.
The FDL Handbook (2008) has been superseded by the Legal Requirements & Program Regulations of the Federal Depository Library Program (June 2011).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 With the publication of the FDL Handbook, the Instructions and Manual are superseded.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.
Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)
The Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD), a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), is an interface that allows the public to access, search, and export library directory information.
Federal Depository Library Legal Requirements
The authority for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the legal obligations of designated Federal depository libraries are found in 44 United States Code §§1901-1916.