Federal Depository Library Program

On October 10, 2018 the Dixon Public Library became a Federal Depository Library. We will shortly start receiving a new collection provided by the U.S. Government Publishing Office. These are provided at no cost to all of the patrons of the Dixon Public Library, including consortial, reciprocal and interlibrary loan patrons, and the general public.

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This 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)

Government Publications Electronic Bookshelf

Many Federal Publications are accessible in digital form. A tangible (physical) collection of documents is located at the adult library. Please feel free to visit or contact us for assistance with your government information needs. Reference assistance is available at the library.

The Federal Depository Library Program's Basic Collection identifies the major Federal documents that depository libraries should include in their collections as "vital sources of information that support the public's right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government."

To access these resources, click on the button and you will be taken to DPL's online catalog entry for that resource. Locate the Electronic Resource listing at the bottom and click on the link that will look like this: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS7702

American FactFinder 

American FactFinder is a source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.

Assistance Listings

A successor to CFDA.gov, provides detailed, public descriptions of Federal assistance listings available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government presents educational content for the public on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics, for ages up to 14.

Budget of the United States Government

This resource contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications issued throughout the fiscal year.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications is the finding tool for publications from all three branches of the U.S. government. Updated daily, it contains descriptive records for current and historical publications and provides direct links to those online.

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the annual edition of the codified general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Compilation of Presidential Documents

This consists of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents which are the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.

Congressional Directory

The Congressional Directory is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily when Congress is in session. Includes biographical and directory information about members of the House and Senate, committee memberships, terms of service, and related content.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session.

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation

Also known as the Constitution Annotated, includes the U.S. Constitution and analysis and interpretation, with in-text annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Economic Indicators

Published monthly by the Council of Economic Advisors for the Joint Economic Committee, provides economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.

Economic Report of the President to the Congress

An annual report from the President, providing on overview of economic progress, with extensive data appendices.

Federal Register

The Federal Register is the daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, along with executive orders.


A database providing authenticated access to official publications from all three branches of the U.S. Government.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

A resource for occupational and career information, providing profiles on a majority of jobs in the United States. Profiles describe the work environment, education and training needed, a ten year outlook, and median pay for workers.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

The Public Papers of the Presidents (PPP) is the official publication in which Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature are made available.

Social Security Handbook

The Social Security Handbook includes the provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act), regulations issued under the Act, and precedential case decisions (rulings). It is one of numerous publications about the Social Security programs. It is a readable, easy to understand resource for the very complex Social Security programs and services.

United States Code

The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States, divided by broad subjects into 53 titles.

The United States Government Manual

As the official handbook of the U.S. Government, providing information on the agencies from all three branches, quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees.

United States Reports

These reports contain the final version of the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States.

United States Statutes at Large

Contains the permanent laws enacted during each session of Congress.

In addition, these other online resources are available

USA Counties

USA Counties features over 6,600 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. Files include data published for 2010 population as well as many other items from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, the 1990 census, the 1980 census and the 2007, 2002, 1997, and 1992 economic censuses.

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