FDLP

Federal Depository Libraries

The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. It distributes materials in a variety of formats, including electronic, CD, microfiche, and paper. As part of its publishing program, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of Government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories.These libraries are known as Federal depository libraries.

Federal depository libraries must offer free, public access to their Federal collections, even if the depository library is part of a private academic institution. In addition, information specialists are available at these libraries to assist the American public to locate Federal information.

Use the map below to locate a local Federal depository library or use the advanced search.

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News & Events

October 25, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is seeking User Support Librarians to join the Library Services & Content Management... Read More ...
October 25, 2021
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) and MetaLib will undergo maintenance from Monday, October 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.... Read More ...
October 19, 2021
This message is being posted on behalf of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... Read More ...
October 18, 2021
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) names the Government Publications Library at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as... Read More ...
October 18, 2021
Register to attend the live training webinar, "2021 FDL Conference Poster Presentation Webinar." Tuesday, November 9, 2021Time:... Read More ...
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On October 22, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Highway Beautification Act, which attempted to limit billboards and other forms of outdoor advertising, as well as junkyards and other unsightly roadside messes, along America’s interstate highways. The act also encouraged “scenic enhancement” by funding local efforts to clean up and landscape the green spaces on either side of the roadways. Check out these resources from the CGP:

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On October 27, 1858, future President Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City. He served in the New York state legislature from 1881 to 1884, as U.S. Civil Service commissioner from 1885 to 1889 in Washington, D.C., and then as New York City’s police commissioner from 1895 to 1897. President William McKinley chose Roosevelt as assistant secretary of the Navy later that year. The Republican Party nominated him to be William McKinley’s vice-presidential running mate in 1900. Roosevelt began the first of his two terms in the White House after President McKinley was shot by an assassin in 1901. Check out these resources from the CGP:

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Introducing the U.S. Congressional Serial Set collection on govinfo! The initial release includes select volumes from the 69th Congress, the 82nd Congress, and several 19th century Congresses.

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Jane Sanchez previously served GPO as its Director of Library Services and Content Management. Prior to her passing in early 2021, she worked as the Law Librarian of Congress and spearheaded the effort to digitize the Congressional Serial Set. The staff at GPO is grateful to Jane for her many contributions to the FDLP.

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GPO names the Government Publications Library at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as the 2021 Federal Depository Library of the Year. Learn more.

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Suzanne Sears served on the DLC from 2008-2011 while working as a Government documents librarian and then administrator at the University of North Texas. She has been the Dean of Libraries at Texas Woman’s University since July 2016. She married her longtime boyfriend in June 2020 and is now Suzanne Sellers. They enjoy attending Kansas City Chiefs home games and playing with their six grandchildren.

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