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A guide to finding and access information produced and published the United States Federal Government Printing Office or other federal and state agencies at OBU and online.

The Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. The FDLP is administered by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

Since 1813, select U.S. Government documents have been made available throughout the United States and its territories to designated libraries. These designated libraries are called Federal depository libraries. The OBU Mabee Learning Center is one such library.

As members of the FDLP, depository libraries play a prominent role in providing Federal Government information to the public. FDLP libraries collaborate on a local and national level to provide informed access to both historical and current Federal Government resources distributed through the FDLP and deposited in libraries across the country.

Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections which are filled with information on careers, business opportunities, consumer information, health and nutrition, legal and regulatory information, demographics, and numerous other subjects.

The authority for the FDLP and the legal obligations of designated Federal depository libraries are found in 44 United States Code §§1901‐1916.

Government Documents Collection Hours

The OBU Government Documents Collection is open to the public during the same hours as the OBU Main Library (Mabee Learning Center).

Main Library Hours

Mon - Thurs   7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday   7:30 am -  5:00 pm
Saturday   1:00 pm -  9:00 pm
Sunday   3:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Contact Us

Dean's Office:405.585.4526

Public Services: 405.585.4503
Curriculum 405.585.4502
Media Services: 405.585.4501
Interlibrary Loan: 405.585.4519
Serials/GovDocs: 405.585.4524
Technical Svcs: 405.585.4520
Collection Maint: 405.585.4525

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Resources for Federal Depository Libraries in Oklahoma

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To search for Government Documents in OBU's Government Documents Collection use the search box on this page and select the appropriate location.

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