Help develop and prioritize the job criteria for the next Library Director. Please visit this link to access the survey and provide your input by the close of business on June 22, 2018. Your thoughts and responses will help develop and prioritize the job criteria for our next Library Director, as well as assist in identifying appropriate candidates as the search is being conducted.
Federal Depository Library
Oakland 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 of the United States Code.
As a Federal Depository Library, Oakland Public Library is committed to making government materials accessible in a variety of formats. We select approximately 35% of federal documents to include in our collection, most of them available to check out. Increasingly, more are available online. We collect materials on health, education, labor, business and trade, employment and careers, parks and recreation, statistical data, military histories, civil rights, federal government operations, government hearings, and other subjects addressed by the federal government. The collection is based on the Core Collection for Small to Medium Sized Libraries from the Government Printing Office’s Federal Depository Library Manual.
What is a Federal Depository Library? Read more about it here.