U.S. Government Links
Warren Public Library has been a selective Federal depository library since 1885.
The goal of the program is to make government publications available to the general public. Depository libraries receive, without charge, publications issued by all three branches of the federal government and make those available to their patrons. A selective depository, like Warren, receives only those documents which it chooses, and not everything published by the U.S. Government.
Most of the government publications at Warren Public Library are available in the Reference Department and electronically via the Internet. A list of FDLP official Publications si provided below. Many print items are cataloged and can be located by searching the library's computerized card catalog. Other items are filed in vertical files or shelved in the government document section of the government document section of the Reference Department.
FDLP Basic Collection
Every Federal depository library is required to have the titles in the "basic collection" accessible for immediate use.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about our nation’s Federal government, history, and political structure.
Electronic Substitutions for Print Versions of Depository Publications
FDsys Online Resources: A-Z Resource List
"A depository is permitted to replace tangible versions with electronic equivalents provided the electronic version is complete, official, and permanently accessible. FDsys databases on the Substitution List: Official FDLP Permanent Full-Text Databases meet these requirements." For specific information, please contact the Reference Department at 723-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FDsys Documents Homepage
America's Authentic Government FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Through FDsys, you are able to Search for or browse documents and publications, access metadata about documents and publications
and download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats.
The Executive Office of the President provides this quick access to current news developments involving the president and the executive branch. The site contains a brief presidential biography and a history of the white house. The Your Government section provides links to offices, agencies, commissions, and commonly requested services.
US Census Mapping
This digital atlas pilot project from the Census Bureau provides statistical data in a visual format. Good quality, street-level maps combine physical and political features with demographic data. Users can manipulate information by using labels such as congressional districts, census tracts, and zip code points, and details such as household size, income, racial characteristics, and more.
Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
The U.S. government has chosen a core group of current and historical Government publications that it feels every American should be able to access online. These include the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional bills, public laws, U.S. Code, budget, economic indicators, Supreme Court decisions, Commerce Business Daily, and more.
U.S Government Printing Office Homepage
Here you'll find information about the Government Printing Office and the products and services available. It also lists business, contracting, and employment opportunities.
Looking for information about federal legislation? THOMAS plugs into a full-text searchable Congressional Record and all versions of House and Senate bills. They also include committee information. Searchable by keyword(s), bill number, etc. Additional government resources are being added on a continuing basis.
Federal Bulletin Board
The Federal Bulletin Board (FBB) is a free electronic bulletin board service of the Superintendent of Documents, FDsys. All file library documents can be downloaded free of charge. Get immediate access to approximately thousands of files from more than 25 agencies and organizations in all three branches of the Federal Government. Examples of what is available include Supreme Court opinions, daily Treasury statements, EPA test methods and guidelines, the Commerce Business Daily, Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations, etc.
Federal Income Tax Forms
The Treasury Department has created this site to allow you to obtain publications and tax forms from the Internet for the current year back to 1992. They have provided additional links to state income tax forms.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Looking for the cost of living? Employment statistics? Producer price indexes? Productivity? Earnings? The Bureau of Labor has it all.
U.S. Census Bureau
Gateway to current and historical census statistics.
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies. Provides direct access to statistical data searchable alphabetically by topic, by agencies, or by geography. Government agencies listed alphabetically and by subject.
Patent and Trademark Office
If you've invented something new and different, this is the place to obtain forms and information on getting a patent or registering a trademark.
Key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978; news of what the Office is doing, including business process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony, and press releases; latest regulations; and much more.
USAJOBS.gov is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation (5 USC 3327 and 5 USC 3330) of providing public notice for employment opportunities.
USAJOBS.gov is available to everyone! Setting up a USAJOBS account simply requires an email to sign up. Registered users can build a resume or upload a resume in a compatible format for submission across most Federal Agencies.
Warren Public Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government documents. Public Access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law.
(Title 44 United States Code)