Depository Libraries for Government Publications

To provide a class of libraries in the United States and its possessions known as depository libraries, in which tangible and electronic U.S.

Government information products are made available by the Superintendent of Documents for use by the public.


Agency - Government Printing Office

Office - The libraries are listed in the program literature.

As of March 2006, there were 1,266 libraries located in the United States and its possessions.


Program Accomplishments

Through this program, selected U.S. Government information products are made available to Federal depository libraries for use by the general public. During fiscal year 2005, over 5.3 million copies of approx. 10,301 titles in paper, microfiche and CD ROM were distributed to depository libraries. Additionally, the Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection (FDLP/EC) provided no fee access to approx. 301,633 online titles located on the GPO Access servers and by linking to agency web resources. The online resources of the FDLP/EC are available via the Web at: http://www.access.gpo.gov .

Uses and Use Restrictions

The purpose of this program is to make U. S. Government information products available for reference in local areas.

As of March 2006, there were 1,266 Depository Libraries.

There are no restrictions on the use of U. S. Government information products in depository libraries other than the general rules and regulations of the individual libraries.

Public access is guaranteed by law.

Depository publications remain the property of the U. S. Government.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Depository libraries are designated by members of Congress, with two Representative designations provided for in each congressional district and four Senatorial designations provided for in each State at large.

By law, all State libraries, highest State appellate court libraries, libraries of land grant colleges, and law school libraries are also eligible to be designated depositories.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Services are available to the general public.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Not applicable.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Authorization

44 U.S.C. 1901-1915.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

04-0201-0-1-808.

Obigations

FY 07 est 43,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The "Federal Depository Library Directory" describes the depository library system and contains a list of the libraries currently designated. It is available without charge and revised annually. An online version of the directory is available at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/tools/direct.html. This directory is also available free from the Federal Bulletin Board (202) 512-1387; telnet to: fedbbs.access.gpo.gov; or FTP to: ftp://fedbbs.access.gpo.gov; and web: http://fedbbs.access.gpo.gov.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

The libraries are listed in the program literature. As of March 2006, there were 1,266 libraries located in the United States and its possessions.

Headquarters Office

U.S. Government Printing Office, Information Dissemination Department (Superintendent of Documents), 732 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20402. Contact: U.S. Government Printing Office, Judy Russell, Superintendent of Documents, 732 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20402. Telephone: (202) 512-1114. The Gpo Contact Center: Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays) Toll-Free: 1-866-512-1800 DC Area: 202-512-1800 E-Mail: ContractCenter@gpo.gov Online: www.gpoaccess.gov/help Fax: 202-512-2104.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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