FDLP Distribution Updates

GPO staff continue to make headway on distribution of the backlog of FDLP materials. Please share these updates with library staff, as appropriate.

By now, all libraries should have completed the Library Status form to alert GPO of their current operating status. Libraries that have not yet resumed shipments are encouraged to contact GPO staff regarding their situation.

***Important: If your library has not completed the Library Status form, please do so immediately.


  • Claim material using the askGPO Claims form.
  • Shipping lists are arriving out of numeric order. As a result, it is difficult to report for which shipping lists our Distribution unit still has claims copies available. Before filing a claim, please check the Claims Copies Exhausted page. Normally this page is used to report individual publications that LSCM does not have available for claiming. We have added information about which shipping lists no longer have claims copies available.
  • Only claim missing or damaged material on shipping lists that you have received in your boxes. Note that your library may not receive shipment boxes on a regular basis. This is because boxes are typically only mailed when full.
  • Only claim material for which your library selects or profiles.


  • To receive FY20 separates, libraries must first resume shipments by completing the Library Status form.
  • All libraries must file a claim in order to receive 2020 separates. A spreadsheet of Separates material being held by each library was created to help library staff identify which Separates to claim. Please consult the instructions and spreadsheet.
  • Libraries that have resumed shipments will get 2021 separates as normal. Libraries that have not yet resumed their shipments will have to file a claim for 2021 separates when their shipments are resumed.

If you have any questions, contact our Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) staff through askGPO. Select the category “Other depository library question or issue.” Alternatively, you may call 202-512-1119.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for your cooperation.

Subscribe to FDLP News & Events

To subscribe to FDLP News & Events, complete this form, select FDLP.gov as your category, and under ‘Enter your inquiry’ type: Subscribe to FDLP.gov News & Events, (your name), and (your email address).