FDLP

The Essential FDLP:
Share Your Experiences with GPO

In lieu of using the form below, please contact [email protected]gov with any experiences you would like to share with us.

Why is the FDLP and free access to Government information important? How has the FDLP helped you? GPO wants to share your thoughts and spread the word in your communities, and we need your help.

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“Our rural community college library is the only library in our town and serves a significant number of community patrons in addition to our students. Our small collection of tangible government documents allows a community that has very little contact with federal governmental agencies to gain insight and understanding into the vast, intricate, and important work the federal government does on our behalf. Seeing the USC helps our patrons gain appreciation for the expertise, the time, and the effort that goes into the functioning of our democracy. Sometimes our patrons want to know that sources are there if needed, even if they don't see a need for them in that moment. We provide a valuable point of reference for civic engagement, faith in the processes that contribute to our democracy, and access to a few essential documents. As the county seat, we have a fair number of lawyers who utilize our collection because we are the only higher education institution in our county.”
Lisa Pritchard, Director of Library Services, Government Documents Librarian, Jefferson College Library

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"Budgets are a big issue with libraries so one of the advantages about being a federal depository is that we obtain our collection for free and can work with other depositories to receive resources or documents that may be needed, also free of charge."

Whitney Gerwitz, Government Documents Coordinator, St. Charles City-County Library District, Middendorf-Kredell branch

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“I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for two amazing FDLP librarians, Peggy Roebuck Jarrett and Cass Hartnett. I found a love of and a passion for Government documents through their love and passion for the materials. I commemorated my graduation by getting my FDLP logo tattoo. It was the perfect tribute to both them and what the FDLP means to me.”

Charlie Amiot, Student Services and Outreach Law Librarian, University of Kentucky, College of Law Library