The Gov Docs librarian by Georgios Christopoulos
While most contemporary government documents are on the web, this is often not the case with those produced before the advent of the Internet. Government depository libraries are important repositories of documents and other information and are important centers for research to keep in mind.
The Federal Depository Library Program was created to provide the public physical access to federal government documents throughout the nation. Public, academic and law school libraries participate in the program by receiving and keeping a vareity of documents produced by the different branches of the federal government. There are two types of depository libraries:
Below is a list of depository libraries serving Philadelphia area.
Web sites with more information on federal govenrments and how to locate them.