The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress in 1813 to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. The GPO (Government Printing Office) 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.

DeTamble Library, as a selective depository since 1969, makes available print and electronic publications by all three branches of the U.S. Government and their agencies. Links to these resources are through the Library’s catalog, WorldCat. Included are thousands of links to federal online documents.

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Government documents include information on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Immigration and Citizenship
  • Regulations
  • Census Statistics
  • Laws
  • Supreme court decisions
  • Consumer Guides
  • Space
  • Taxes
  • Maps
  • Historical Studies
  • Scientific Research
  • Homeland Security