"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

October 09, 2015
New Electronic Titles (NET) are now available for September 2015. These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the... Read More ...
October 08, 2015
The FDLP Basic Collection has been revised and updated. The key U.S. Government information resources identified in the Basic... Read More ...
October 08, 2015
A live training webinar, "Marketplace.cms.gov: The Official Marketplace Information Source for Assisters and Outreach Partners," will be... Read More ...
October 08, 2015
A live training webinar, "Incorporating Federal Social Media Accounts into Reference and Instruction: Tips, Tricks, and Potential... Read More ...
October 07, 2015
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has achieved a milestone in the production of secure border credentials. GPO employees... Read More ...
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