Government Documents

Government Documents



The core of the Government Documents Collection at the NOAA Central Library is the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Collection. This program can trace it’s history to 1813, when a Congressional Joint Resolution ordered that a limited group of government publications be distributed to libraries outside of the federal government by the Librarian of Congress. Since those beginnings the program has grown to over 1,200 member libraries in the public, academic, and federal sphere, each providing free and unlimited public access to a wide variety of information resources produced by the federal government.

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