The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. 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.
The Catalog of Government Publications indexes government publications from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents, the publisher of materials from all federal agencies. Those materials received by the Ottenheimer Library will be included in the library's online catalog.
The United States government publications received in paper format are on the 1st floor of the UALR Ottenheimer Library, next to the Reference collection. Most of these materials can be checked out. The reports distributed on microfiche are available by request at the Circulation Desk. Copies can be made from the microfiche.