Depository Selection Information Management System (DSIMS)

  • Last Updated: September 02, 2022
  • Published: October 15, 2012

Depository libraries receive Federal publications through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Libraries select Federal publications that they wish to receive based on the needs of their constituents.

Consult your library's collection development policy for information about how your library meets the Federal information needs of your community.

Libraries can view a list of all Federal publications that are available for selection using the List of Classes.

Use the Depository Selection Information Management System (DSIMS) to view and manage your library's item selection profile.

Access Your Library's Item Selection Profile

  1. Log into DSIMS to access your library's item selection profile.
  2. Use your library number and GPO-issued internal password to log in.

For information on how to use DSIMS, consult the Quick Start Guide

Dropping Publications

Depositories may stop receiving publications at any time by dropping the item number from their library's item selection profile. Libraries will stop receiving the dropped publications within one week. Claims cannot be made to dropped publications.

Adding Publications

Depositories can now add publications at any time using DSIMS; however, receipt of the newly-added publication is based on format.

  • Online (EL) publications are added immediately.
  • Tangible publications are processed on October 1 of each year. Libraries will receive the publications on shipping lists for the new fiscal year.

Rules and Best Practices for Adding and Dropping Publications

When adding and dropping item numbers, remember the following:

End of Selection Restrictions by Library Type

A few titles had historically been limited to selection by regional or law libraries. The restriction has been removed and all titles and item numbers are available for selection by all depositories. See Removal of Selection Restrictions Based on FDLP library Type for more information.