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Government Publications

  • U.S. Government Printing Office
    The Government Printing Office (GPO) keeps America informed. For nearly 140 years, GPO has produced and distributed Federal Government information products. Learn about GPO resources on their site, and access some online publications
  • GPO's online bookstore
    Find products for sale from the Government Printing Office bookstore
  • Depository Libraries
    If it's not online, it may be in a library near you! Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government
  • Federal Documents at the Texas State Library
    Search our online catalog for U.S. documents! As a federal depository library, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives all documents and publications distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Not all documents published before 1976 will be listed in the Library's catalog

Government Web sites

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Laws and Regulations Online


Of Special Interest to Depository Librarians and Staff

  • Texas State Plan for Federal Depository Library Services
    The Texas State Plan for Federal Depository Library Services is a mission statement, a planning document, and a statement of responsibility for Texas depository libraries. Its goal is to enhance coordination within the depository library system in Texas, to identify and share resources, to improve staff and community knowledge and awareness, and to provide free access to federal government information to the citizens of the state. The State Plan should be used in conjunction with the publications, guidelines, and directives issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office relating to the administration of the Federal Depository Library Program. The current plan, adopted in 2005, may be viewed as html, Word, or .pdf files. The superceded 1983 Texas State Plan for Federal Depository System is also available. Please note: because the documents are presented as passed, you will encounter broken links within the text of the files
  • Listings of Texas Federal Depository Libraries by region and city

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Texas Federal Depositories Meetings


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