Join UM Libraries as we celebrate 135 years of providing FREE access to U.S. Government documents and publications. Attendees will learn about the Federal Depository Library Program and get an inside look at the unique and interesting items in our Federal Documents collection.
February 9, 2018 in the J.D. Williams Library (fountain side entrance)
The Federal Depository Library Program
The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. It distributes materials in a variety of formats, including electronic, CD, microfiche, and paper. As part of its publishing program, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of Government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories. These libraries are known as Federal depository libraries.
Federal Depository Libraries must offer free, public access to their Federal collections, even if the depository library is part of a private academic institution. In addition, information specialists are available at these libraries to assist the American public to locate Federal information.
University of Mississippi Libraries
The J.D. Williams Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1883 and is the Regional Federal Depository for the state of Mississippi. The J.D. Williams Library holds the largest Federal documents collection in the state. We receive all Government publications distributed through the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program (Title 44, USC).
Providing FREE access to U.S. Government Information since 1883.