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Information for New Depository Coordinators: Home

This Guide is designed to answer any questions that a new depository coordinator may have.

Introduction for New Depository Coordinators

As a new Depository Coordinator you will embark upon various operations on behalf of the FDLP. This Guide will show you how to complete the following: 

  • Identify Basic Information about Your Depository and the FDLP
  • Update Federal Depository Library Directory Information
  • Read Requirements and Guidance
  • Learn about Item Numbers and How to Modify Your Library’s Selections
  • Learn about Your Library’s Depository Operation
  • Plan for FDLP Training

Website for Libraries in the FDLP

As you proceed through this guide, browse and become familiar with the content referenced in  The FDLP resources mentioned in this guide reside on or are described on the site. is a Government Publishing Office (GPO) website designed for library staff, specifically Federal depository library staff and those interested in GPO cataloging.  At this site, you'll find the latest news about the Federal Depository Library Program and U.S. Government publication cataloging and preservation.  You'll also find links to FDLP collection tools, promotional materials, requirements and guidance, and much more.

The FDLP and the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I) are two of GPO's information dissemination programs. They are administered by the Superintendent of Documents and Library Services and Content Management (LSCM).