Federal Depository Library Program
Established by Congress to ensure the American public has access to its Government's information, the Federal Depository Library Program provides the public with Government information, when and where it is needed, in order to ensure an informed citizenry and an improved quality of life. The mission of the Federal Depository Library Program is to provide for no-fee ready and permanent public access to Federal Government information, now and for future generations.
Since 1934, Chambers Library has been part of the FDLP, the Federal Depository Library Program, a nationwide federal depository system established by the United States Congress, under the direction of the Government Printing Office. The library receives approximately 60% of the material made available through the Federal Depository System. In 1978, the library also became an official depository for all Oklahoma depository documents.
What kind of things can you find at the FDLP? The Government Printing Office (The GPO) is responsible for printing and distributing government documents and overseeing the FDLP, including the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).
Govinfo.gov is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. Govinfo.gov provides free public access to more than a million official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
What kind of things can you find at govinfo.gov? The main browsing categories of information at USA.gov are:
- Bills and Statutes
- Budget and Presidential Materials
- Congressional Committee Materials
- Congressional Rules and Procedures
- Directories of Organizations and Officials
- Executive Agency Publications
- Judicial Publications
- Legislative Agency Publications
- Proceedings of Congress and General Congressional Publications
- Regulatory Information
USA.gov has three components: a powerful, public search engine; digital content management; and digital preservation.
What kind of things can you find at USA.gov? The main browsing categories of information at USA.gov are:
- Government agencies and elected officials
- Benefits, grants, and loans
- Housing and community
- Jobs and unemployment
- Money and consumer issues
- Travel and immigration
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