Thursday, August 27, 2020


The South Dakota State Library is one of nine Federal Depository Libraries in the state. These libraries offer a selection of government documents and digital resources to patrons of all ages as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Some libraries have more digital resources, while others continue to receive paper items from the Government Publishing Office in Washington D.C. 

Federal Depository Library program emblem and text

The United States Government is the largest publisher in the world. It distributes materials in a variety of formats, including electronic, CD, microfiche, and paper. As part of its publishing program, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) distributes certain classes of government documents free of cost to designated libraries throughout the United States and its territories.These libraries are known as Federal Depository Libraries. 

Whatever federal government information questions you may have, an FDLP library can help. South Dakota Federal Depository Libraries are listed under the Federal Government Publications area at