Federal Depository Library Program


The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is governed by USC Title 44 and administered by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, which was established by Congress in 1813 to ensure that the American Public has access to Government information in depository libraries throughout the U.S. and its territories.

The Warren Public Library participates digitally and physically in the Federal Depository Library Program. The public can visit any Warren Public Library branch and use a computer free of charge to access Government Documents online. The Civic Center Library branch also serves as a host for some physical Government Documents such as:

  • United States Code
  • Public Papers of the President
  • Reports on Economic Indicators
  • Statutes at Large

To access digital copies of Government Documents from a library computer or at home, you can visit FDLP’s Basic Collection, or directly visit the GovInfo site.

You can also start your research by using FDLP’s Resource Guides, which simplifies your search information by separating collections into two types of guides: Subject and FDLP Information. “Subject Guides” explore a variety of topics that concern the Federal Government for the general public. “FDLP Information Guides” contain resources and guidance for Federal Depository Libraries about operations and services.

For more information about the Federal Depository Library Program, visit this site.