FDLP

27. Retention Exceptions

Depository libraries within executive branch departments, service academies, and independent agencies of the Federal Government (designated Title 44 U.S.C. §1907), as well as Federal court libraries, are not obligated to retain publications for five years before discarding and may dispose of unwanted depository publications after first offering them to the Library of Congress. All depository materials remain the property of the United States Government.