Federal Depository Library Program
For more than 140 years, The Government Printing Office (GPO) has kept America informed by producing and distributing Federal government information products. GPO combines conventional technology with state-of-the-art methods whether providing public access to Government information online, or producing or procuring printed publications that serve the information needs of the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies and the American public.
The mission of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is to disseminate information products from all three branches of the Government to over 1,250 libraries nationwide. 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.
As institutions committed to equity of access and dedicated to free and unrestricted public use, the nation's nearly 1,250 depository libraries serve as one of the vital links between "We the people" and our Government. 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.
Contingency Plan for Access to Government Publications During August - September 2012
The University of South Florida Tampa Library will begin the installation of compact shelving in the basement of the library on August 6, 2012. All of the print, microform, and compact disk titles that are part of Depository 0108B’s Federal Depository Library Collection are housed in the basement of the USF Tampa Library. During the renovation, the basement of the USF Tampa Library will be closed to the public. Materials in the microform and the compact disk collections will still be accessible for retrieval by library staff members only. Print publications are being removed from the shelves are will be stored onsite while the compact shelving is being constructed. If a patron needs a print document during the next 6-8 weeks, it will take longer to locate and retrieve these publications .
For a substantial portion of the time that the basement of the USF Tampa Library will be closed for renovation and construction, the two other federal depository libraries serving the 11th Congressional District in the State of Florida, the University of Tampa, and the John F. Germany Public Library, will be open and will be able to provide access to federal depository publications.
The Republican National Convention will be held in Tampa, Florida from August 27-30, 2012. Two of the three federal depository libraries located in Tampa, the University of Tampa and the John F. Germany Public Library, are located within the security perimeter of the Republican National Conventions sites, and both of these libraries will be closed from August 20th- August 31st
During the time that all three Federal Depository Libraries in the 11th Congressional District in Tampa, Florida will be closed, if a patron needs access to a government publication that is not available electronically, the patrons will be directed to the next closest Federal Depository Library in the area.
University of South Florida, Depository #0108-B
St. Petersburg Public Library – 40 minutes
Stetson Law Library – 50 minutes
Sarasota County Library 1 hr.
Manatee County Library – 1 hr.
University of Central Florida – 1 hr. 45 minutes
If an immediate need for a government publication arises, and the patron is unable to travel to any of the other depository libraries within the area, or if the other depository library does not own the publication, arrangements will be made to have the publication sent from the University of Florida to the University of South Florida.
Contingency Plan for Access to Government Publications During Renovation and Construction of Compact Shelving August – September 2012
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Coordinator of Collections