The purpose and the intent of the Federal Depository Library Program as administered by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) are as follows:
To help fulfill its responsibility to inform the public on the policies and programs of the Federal Government, Congress established the Depository Library Program. This program is based upon three principles:
Chapter 19 of Title 44 of the United States Code is the authority for the establishment and operation of the depository program . . .*
*Government Depository Libraries: The Present Law Governing Designated Depository Libraries. Joint Committee Print of the Joint Committee on Printing, U.S. Government Printing Office, revised May 1983, p.1.