Brookens Library is the newest library to join the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). There are nearly 1,250 depository libraries in the nation. Read this article to learn more: Welcome to our newest Federal Depository Library: the Norris L Brookens Library (FDLP Connection – March 7, 2012).
What is the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)?
“The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. 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. The FDLP provides Government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout the country and territories. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance… Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections which are filled with information on careers, business opportunities, consumer information, health and nutrition, legal and regulatory information, demographics, and numerous other subjects” (from FDLP website).
Government Information Research Guide
Did you know that the library has a research guide specifically for courses and research pertaining to Government Information? This guide will be helpful to those researching the Federal government, the Illinois government, the Federal Census, and international government.