Preserving the Past, Informing the Future
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The Connecticut State Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program. Through this program we receive, at no charge, all the documents issued by federal agencies and published by the Superintendent of Documents. Our collection of federal material dates back to 1789 and contains over 1.5 million documents in print, microform and electronic formats.
The Program (FDLP) is governed by USC Title 44 and is administered by the Superintendent of Documents of the Government Printing Office. The program is over 100 years old and we are part of a network of hundreds of libraries across the United States dedicated to local no-fee access to federal government information of all types and formats.
Thirty libraries in Connecticut and Rhode Island serve as federal depository libraries. The Connecticut State Library was designated the Regional Library for Connecticut in 1962 and Rhode Island in 1982. As the Regional Library, we receive and retain all the publications issued through the FDLP, and visit and consult with the other depository libraries regarding compliance with FDLP procedures. All the other depository libraries may select documents based on their patron and library collection policy needs and are only required to retain documents for 5 years. Each depository library must make their federal documents collections available to the public.
Please consult the Federal Depository Library Directory for library contact information
Government Information and Reference Services Unit, 860-757-6500, CSL.email@example.com
Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, November 2008