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Federal Depository Library
Since 1813, select U.S. Government documents have been made available throughout the United States and its territories to designated libraries.
These designated libraries are called Federal depository libraries. As members of the FDLP, depository libraries play a prominent role in providing Federal Government information to the public.
Manuals, Handbooks and Catalogs
United States Government Manual
As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees.
The Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. FDsys combines modern search technology with extensive metadata creation to ensure the highest quality search experience.