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September 18, 2020
If your library has been considering joining the Cataloging Record Distribution Program (CRDP) in order to receive free, monthly... Read More ...
September 16, 2020
This message has been cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication An updated schedule is now available for the 2020 Federal... Read More ...
September 15, 2020
GPO would like to remind libraries that review periods in FDLP eXchange were extended in March 2020 when many libraries were closing... Read More ...
September 15, 2020
New Electronic Titles (NET) are now available for August 2020. These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the Catalog... Read More ...
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Wendy Knapp

Florida State University Libraries made available a wonderful collection of virtual displays for patrons to browse from home. Way a great example of adapting and excelling in these challenging times!

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A new FDLP LibGuide is now available: The African American Experience in the United States: History and Biography. This guide contains freely available information from Federal, State, and Local Government resources; Libraries; Universities; Non-partisan organizations; and Museums.

For Your Library


Prepare your library for reopening with FDLP face masks and social distancing signage.

Upcoming Events

Constitution Day

Jefferson College Library in Hillsboro, MO is giving away free copies of the Pocket Constitution, and the Library is sweetening the day with individually wrapped patriotic cookies, voter registration forms, and more. Their Vote 2020 guide has information about exercising your right to vote, becoming a media savvy voter, and learning about the history of voting and elections.


Access resources for patrons and administrative information for library staff, as well as infographics and images for your library website.

Wendy Knapp

Bowdoin College Library in Brunswick, Maine is celebrating Constitution Day with an interactive online quiz for patrons using the Pocket Constitution. Try the quiz for yourself.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020 is the deadline for libraries intending to add tangible formats to their item selection profiles for Federal fiscal year 2021. Learn more.

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Harford Community College created a Constitution Day & Voting Rights guide, and they are also providing ‘grab and go’ bags to students on campus who have computer or study space reservations. Most of their campus is virtual right now, but that hasn’t stopped HCC Library from celebrating Constitution Day and serving their patrons.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 - October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period from September 15 - October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.


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