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75th FDLP Anniversary Celebration March 10, 2016

UMW Libraries Celebrates 75 Years with the          
Federal Depository Library Program!

To mark this special occasion, we have planned a full day of events that will take place on March 10th, 2016 in the Digital Auditorium in the Hurley Convergence Center.  Visit this website for full schedule of events

All events are open to the public.

GovInfo (New Beta site)

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launches and ushers in a new, dynamic way for the public to discover and access Government information on the three branches of the Federal Government. Govinfo is a user-friendly, modernized site that provides an easy to use navigation system accessible on smartphones, tablets, laptops and personal computers.

There are more than 1.5 million titles available on govinfo, with more added daily. Collections on govinfo include:

  • The Congressional Record, Federal Register, Congressional Calendars, Hearings, Reports, Bills, The U.S. Code,
  • Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Courts Opinions, The Federal Budget

Some key features on govinfo:

  •  Mobile-friendly optimized for screen size, An ABC list of collections, Quick Links to popular publications, Related Documents, Search by Calendar,  and Shareable social media content.

Currently in beta, govinfo will replace GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) in 2017.

EPA's Proposed Rule on Carbon Emissions

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule.  On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change. EPA's proposal builds on those actions and is flexible - reflecting that different states have a different mix of sources and opportunities, and reflecting the important role of states as full partners with the federal government in cutting pollution. This proposal will maintain an affordable, reliable energy system, while cutting pollution and protecting our health and environment now and for future generations.

Government Resources for K-12

Government Resources for K-12 is a brief libguide prepared by Barbie Selby, Regional Federal Depository Librarian for Virginia.  It includes federal and state publications supporting Virginia SOLs (Standards of Learning) and General Educational Sites.  This guide aims to fufill part of  the depository community Virginia State Plan goal to collaborate with both public libraries and school libraries to raise awareness of and use of government information. 

Hot Topics

This page links to interesting content on the Internet. 

Government Documents

Federal Depository Library

Summer Durrant
Collection Services Librarian
Government Documents Coordinator

Phyllis Johnson
Government Documents Assistant