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What is the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program?

"Established by Congress in the mid-nineteenth century and managed by the Government Publishing Office since 1895, the Federal Depository Library Program has collected, organized, and preserved information produced by all parts of the Federal government, distributed this information to designated libraries across the country, and assisted people in locating and using it." (U.S. Department of the Interior website)

St. Olaf has participated in this program since the 1930's.  Carleton also participates.  Both St. Olaf and Carleton fill out a profile delineating what kinds of documents we want to receive.  We choose documents that support the curriculum at St. Olaf.  Many public libraries also participate in this program.  The sticker below is affixed to government depository libraries - look for it on the front entrance to Rolvaag as well as downstairs on level 1.  Our government document area is located in the basement of Rolvaag.

Federal Depository Library Program - WikipediaGovernment Printing Office — Architect of the Capital