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.

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