eBooks at GPO


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.

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National Preparedness Month is an observance each September, designated by the Department of Homeland Security, to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Check out these resources from the CGP:

Upcoming Events


The moment we’ve all been waiting for will be here soon! The U.S. Congressional Serial Set collection on govinfo will be released on September 28, 2021. The initial release will include select volumes from the 69th Congress, the 82nd Congress, and several 19th century Congresses.

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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Check out these resources from the CGP:

FDLP LibGuides offers guides for Spanish speakers.

If your library has LibGuides to share related to Hispanic Heritage or for Spanish speakers, please submit them at https://libguides.fdlp.gov/


On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery. Check out these CGP resources:

Learn more about the Emancipation Proclamation from the National Archives.


Steve Beleu served on the DLC from 2012 – 2015 as one of two regional depository librarians in Oklahoma at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Steve retired at the end of June 2018, but continues to work on the Indian Serial Set. He has been a caver in Oklahoma's gypsum caves since 1991 and has participated in 183 cave trips to 80 caves.

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Applications are now being accepted for the first LSCM Pilot Project through September 30, 2021. Learn more

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