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.



pdf Regional Depository Libraries and Selection of Online Materials: Regional Depository Libraries Survey Findings (February 16, 2021) Popular


Final report of the survey of regional depository libraries that was conducted in the fall of 2020 to: (1) gauge regional depository interest in the prospect of selecting only the online version of the daily Congressional Record and the Federal Register, (2) provide LSCM an insight into how regional depositories might implement such a practice, and (3) inform the development of processes for LSCM.

pdf SuDoc Letter to Regionals – Reopening Libraries after COVID-19 Popular


A letter sent to Regional Depository Coordinators to discuss reopening libraries after COVID-19 closures (05/12/2020).

pdf Guidelines for Establishing Shared Regional Depository Libraries Popular


Discussion draft of guidelines for establishing shared regional depository libraries (November 2017)