About the FDLP

Contains information about the Federal Depository Library Program


Folder Biennial Survey

The purpose of the Biennial Survey is to report on conditions in the depository libraries. Required by law (44 USC §1909) the Biennial Survey gathers data from all the depository libraries every 2 years.

Folder Federal Depository Library Council

Contains information about the Federal Depository Library Council to the GPO Director.

Folder Library of the Year

The Federal Depository Library of the Year award provides special recognition for a library that furthers the goal of the Federal Depository Library Program by ensuring that the American public has free access to its Government's information.

Folder Policies

Guidance for LSCM operations as provided through Superintendent of Documents policies.

Folder GPO Projects

Current and archived files from FDLP-related projects.

Folder LSCM Performance Metrics

Summary of the activities of Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Cataloging and Indexing Programs (C&I).

Folder Reports

Includes a variety of reports that have been compiled regarding the FDLP.

Folder Regional Depositories

Documents related to libraries in the FDLP that are designated as regional depository libraries. These depositories have the added responsibilities to provide ILL and reference support to the selective depository libraries in their region. Regional depositories also ensure there is a comprehensive collection of U.S. government publications within the region they serve.

Folder LSCM Year In Review

The Year in Review chronicles LSCM activities for a fiscal year.

Folder Strategic Plan for the FDLP

Presentations and discussions for background information regarding the Strategic Plan for the Federal Depository Library Program.

Folder FDLP Academy

Contains documents about the FDLP Academy project.


pdf Preliminary Schedule: 2019 DLC Spring Virtual Schedule Popular


Preliminary Schedule for the Spring 2019 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting (April 15 – 17, 2019) – v2, updated 02/05/2019

pdf New govinfo Enhancements and FDsys Retirement Update - Slides Popular


Slide presentation for the, “New govinfo Enhancements and FDsys Retirement Update” program

pdf DLC Letter of Support to GPO for H.R. 5305 Popular


The DLC sent a letter of support for H.R. 5305 to Acting GPO Deputy Director, Andrew Sherman, on March 26, 2018.

pdf Poster Presentation: Weeding the People off Google Popular


Poster presented by Kari D. Weaver, Associate Professor/Library Instruction Coordinator and Kathy Karn Carmichael, Government Information Librarian/ FDLP Coordinator, Gregg Graniteville Library, University of South Carolina Aiken

pdf Digitizing the USDA Collection: Year Three Popular


Slides presented by Patricia Murphy, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

pdf Where Has All the Data Gone? Using Citizen Created Tools in Reference, Research, and Instruction Popular


Slides presented by Debbie Rabina, Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science and Cass Hartnett, University of Washington Libraries.

pdf Using Linked Data to Organize Born-Digital Government Information Popular


Slides presented by Rebecca Kunkel, Rutgers Law Library

pdf Moving Your Collection (Permanently) Popular


Checklist for when permanently moving your depository collection to a new location

pdf Moving Your Collection (Temporary) Popular


A checklist for when there is a disruption in services due to a building renovation, temporary collection move, or other disruption in service

pdf Community Training Summary Popular


A summary of the Community Training Program

pdf Federal Depository Library Legal Requirements Popular


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.

pdf Collection of Depository Library Director Responses Popular


Collection of depository library director responses pertaining to the value of a Federal Depository Library.

pdf Designation Handbook for Federal Depository Libraries Popular


This purpose of this handbook is to outline the steps necessary to initiate, carry through, and conclude the designation process.

pdf Depository Library Act of 1962 Popular


The Federal Depository Library Act of 1962 increased to two the number of depository libraries permitted per congressional district, added libraries from independent Federal agencies, authorized establishment of regional depositories, and provided for distribution of non-GPO publications.