2021 Biennial Survey: Preview Questions

  • Last Updated: February 02, 2022
  • Published: January 13, 2022

The 2021 Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries is set to launch on January 26, 2022, and run through March 9, 2022. You can now download a preview of the questions to help you prepare for submitting your responses.

Your library director or designee must approve of the library’s responses. Additional information and instructions for completing the live survey will be sent via FDLP News & Events in late January.

The survey is being administered through askGPO. All libraries will need an askGPO account to submit the survey to GPO. If you do not have an askGPO account and need one, please email [email protected].

The Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries is the means by which depository libraries report their conditions to the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). It is administered every two years and response is required by law. The Superintendent of Documents, under the direction of the GPO Director, is responsible for administering the Biennial Survey as required by 44 U.S.C. §1909.

Data from the survey is used to administer the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), to identify new trends, and to assist in the assessments of the conditions and services of Federal depository libraries.

Learn more about the Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries.