"Point of Need" Services

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has partnered with The University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) Daley Library to provide virtual reference service to the public.

UIC is working with almost twenty other academic, public, and state Federal depository libraries to provide chat and e-mail service through Government Information Online: Ask a Librarian (GIO). GIO is an example of a successful collaboration and represents how depository libraries are focusing on services to provide access to government information. This service partnership is consistent with GPO's strategic direction and the Depository Library Council's vision of serving users at their point of need.

GPO is interested in collaborating with other depository libraries to provide "point of need" access to Federal information. If you would like to propose such a partnership, please submit a partnership inquiry form to GPO.

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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