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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Government Printing Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Dissemination of Technical Information.
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 .
44 U.S.C. 1901-1915.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
Services are available to the general public.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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.
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.
FY 07 est 43,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
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.
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