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Federal Depository Library Program: Federal Government information is made available for FREE public use in Federal depository libraries located throughout the U.S. and its territories. ANYONE can visit Federal depository libraries and access the collections.

What Can Federal Depository Libraries Do For Me?

The Public
Anyone can visit a Federal depository library and will have access to all collections for free.

Federal Agencies
Agency publications are highly visible to the public, promoted, and safeguarded.

FDLP; person reading a book next to a stack of booksThe Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. GPO administers the FDLP on behalf of the participating libraries and the public. Information products from the Federal Government are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, both in print and online.
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Federal Information Preservation Network
A component of the National Plan for Access to U.S. Government Information

Federal Depository Libraries
Locate a Federal Depository Library Near You

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Search for tangible and electronic publications from the three branches of Government.

LSCM Year in Review
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