"The Federal Depository Library Program was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information."
The UCI Libraries are a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
"The vision of the Federal Depository Library Program is to provide Government information when and where you need it ... permanent public access to Federal Government information, now and for future generations..." GPO Study of Regional Depositories
The UCI Libraries' print or legacy United States Government Documents collection is located in the Ayala Science Library (Fifth Floor Drum Floor Plan).. The UCI Libraries are a selective depository for United States government publications.
Though the collection focuses on subjects in the social and political sciences, there are considerable collections of statistical, scientific and environmental resources. Our core print collection of depository items in print is arranged by Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification.
The vast majority of contemporary federal depository items are received as e-resources and are discoverable in ANTPAC and Melvyl.
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats.
GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).