Arkansas Library Joins GPO'S Federal Depository Library Program


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) welcomes Pope County Library in Russellville, AR in GPO's Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Congressman Steve Womack designates the library into the program. As a member of the FDLP, the library will provide its residents free access to Federal Government information in both digital and print formats.

“GPO welcomes the Pope County Library into this program that provides the public free access to the workings on the three branches of the Federal Government on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and in print,” said Acting GPO Director Jim Bradley.

Through the FDLP, GPO works with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide to provide public access to authentic, published information from all three branches of the Federal Government in print and electronic formats. The program's antecedents can be traced back to the act of Congress dated December 27, 1813 (3 Stat. 140), which provided that one copy of the journals and documents of the Senate and House be sent to each university and college and each historical society in each state. GPO has operated the FDLP since 1895.

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through www.govinfo.gov, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.

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