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State of the FDLP Report Now Available

December 08, 2022
GPO is pleased to announce the 2022 release of the State of the Federal Depository Library Program, 2020-2021. This report combines Biennial Survey data with other observations and fulfills the requirements of 44 U.S. Code §1909 for the Superintendent of Documents to report on conditions at depository libraries. The report covers the period from January 1, 2020, to… Read More


December 07, 2022
The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ (UAF) Elmer E. Rasmuson Library marks a century of service to GPO and the Federal Government. The library became part of the Federal Depository Library Progam (FDLP) on December 6, 1922. The library serves the university community, as well as interior Alaska and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Its collection includes materials from… Read More

New Electronic Titles for November 2022

December 06, 2022
New Electronic Titles (NET) are now available for November 2022. These files are accessible from the New Titles section of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Read More

Nominate Candidates for the Depository Library Council

December 05, 2022
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members of the Depository Library Council. New members will serve a three-year term (June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2026). Submit your nomination by February 13, 2023. The Depository Library Council is the advisory body that counsels the GPO Director and the Superintendent of… Read More Policy Areas Terms: Test Update

December 01, 2022
In October 2022, Library Services and Content Management’s Library Technical Services (LTS) launched a three-month test to assign terms from the Congressional Research Service’s (CRS’s) Policy Areas terms list, which CRS uses for bills and resolutions on, in Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) records for congressional… Read More

FDLP eXchange Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November 28, 2022
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is performing scheduled maintenance on the FDLP eXchange. Start Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (EDT) End Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (EDT) Total Duration: 3 hours The site should be accessible during maintenance, but certain functions may not be available. During the period, users are… Read More

Walkin’ in a GovDocs Wonderland

November 28, 2022
Is your library decorating for the holidays? Have you incorporated Government documents and resources into a creative display, either onsite on online? Is your library hosting any special events? You could be featured via GPO social media or Share your festive photos with us, and please include a brief description. Read More

Two Superintendent of Documents Policies Revised

November 15, 2022
The Superintendent of Documents has released revised versions of two policies. Regional Depository Libraries Selecting Solely Online Materials (SOD-PPS-2022-1) and Government Publications Authorized for Discard by Regional Depository Libraries (SOD-PPS-2022-2) are both effective as of November 15, 2022. SOD-PPS-2022-1 provides regional depository libraries flexibility… Read More