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To help meet the needs of the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has made eBooks available in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). These titles are joining the growing number of online resources that have been a vital part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) for over 20 years. Users can download GPO-provided files of eBooks free of charge, for use on various eBook reading devices. GPO’s goal is to expand and provide greater access to U.S. Federal Government content.

eBook titles can be accessed via catalog records available in the CGP. Catalog records include descriptive information, as well as Persistent Uniform Resource Locators (PURLs) that link to the eBook titles. PURLs provide web links that can be reliably cited in other publications. Each CGP record displays the available formats for a title—.mobi, .epub, as well as other digital formats. Every month, newly-acquired eBook titles are added to the CGP for public access.

Identifying and Accessing eBook Titles in the CGP

eBook titles can be searched using the eBook search box on this page or initiating a search in the CGP. You can also browse all available eBook titles on the CGP. Download eBook titles by clicking on the PURL link located the Internet Access field.

Questions and Technical Assistance

For more information about searching, browsing, and downloading FDLP eBook titles, download the documentation. Information about eBook formats, eBook reading devices, or eBook reading software, can be downloaded here. You can also check the FDLP eBook FAQ page.

If you cannot find the answers in our FAQ or downloaded material, you can submit any questions using askGPO. For questions related to FDLP eBooks be sure to select eBooks under the Federal Depository Library category field.

You may also visit a Federal Depository Library for assistance. With close to 1200 locations, there is one in nearly every Congressional district. Use this interactive tool to find a convenient location.

News & Events

June 17, 2021
Do you find it hard to track usage of electronic Government information at your library? You can set up the PURL Usage Reporting Tool to... Read More ...
June 16, 2021
Library Services & Content Management is pleased to announce that GPO’s Depository Distribution unit is back to full capacity and... Read More ...
June 16, 2021
Today, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) will perform scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Wednesday, June 16,... Read More ...
June 15, 2021
The Superintendent of Documents (SOD) continues to seek your thoughts about the proposed draft revision of Depository Guidance... Read More ...
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Serials Processing Working Group

Help your library users with Government information in multiple languages. View the FDLP Academy webinar: Not Just in English Anymore: Locating and Using Government Resources in Other Languages. Find publications in over 100 different languages in the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, including:

Point Spanish speakers to resources in the Spanish Language Documents: Online Resources LibGuide and distribute FDLP brochures in Spanish, available through Order FDLP Promotional Materials for both for depository and non-depository library audiences.

Serials Processing Working Group

Take a closer look at all the Congressional Serial Set contains on American Indian and Alaskan Natives. Our partner at the University of Oklahoma College of Law has a wonderful digital collection of American Indian and Alaskan Native documents published in the Serial Set from 1817-1899.

Here are just a couple of examples of what you find:

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Shari Laster served on the DLC from 2010-2013, including a term as chair (2012-2013). Currently, Shari is the head of Open Stack Collections at Arizona State University Library, where she is responsible for collections strategies and operations for ASU Library's open stack collections, which include millions of print and openly-accessible digital resources, including federal, state, and local government resources. Shari has continued to hold active leadership roles in ALA GODORT, including a tenure as chair (2017-2018). She is also a project team member with the PEGI Project, a collaborative effort seeking to address long-term access and preservation challenges related to born-digital Government information.

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The Superintendent of Documents is seeking comments on the guidance document, Federal Depository Libraries Relinquishing Their Designation, though June 25, 2021. Learn more.

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June is Great Outdoors Month! it’s time to encourage people to get outside and recreate responsibly! Whether they are headed to a national park or other lands protected with the help of NPS programs and partners, let visitors know how they can experience, enjoy, and learn from the outdoors. As we continue to also celebrate 100 Years of Health, share the importance of health for all and how every person can benefit from being outdoors.

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Have you spotted a UFO? Check out Project Blue Book – Unidentified Flying Objects from the U.S. Air Force (CGP record).

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Congrats to FDLP veteran Deborah Mongeau on her upcoming retirement from the University of Rhode Island. Having served for 46 years since 1975, her deep, dark secret was that she never took a Government documents course in library school. She became an accidental FDLP librarian, and right from the beginning, making Government information accessible has been the centerpiece of her entire career. In retirement, she hopes to find a way to continue to make it so.

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