May 26, 2022

Research Tools: New Enhancements Now Available When Searching Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)

From the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP/GPO):

GPO is pleased to present numerous new enhancements to the Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD).

New Fields Available:

  • Additional Resource*
  • County**
  • Catalog Record Distrabution Program (CRDP) Participant+
  • Decimal Degrees Latitude**+
  • Decimal Degrees Longitude**+
  • Digital Only+
  • FIPS County Code+
  • Historically Black College & University Library (HBCU)+
  • Job Title
  • Library Director Email
  • Social Media Field**
    • Drop Down
    • Hyperlinked URL
    • Dynamic may add multiple
  • Time Zones**
  • Tribal College Library+

*Additional Resources are library staff other than the Depository Coordinator that provide reference, technical, and/or other services for FDLP materials.

**Indicates will also display in Locate in a Library

+Indicates fields that will be available once their content is populated


  • Name order will now be First Name before Last Name
  • Partnership
    • Type (drop down)
    • Public notes
  • Renamed and updated:
    • Honorific Title (drop down)
    • Depository Website or Guide
      • Dynamic may add multiple

Direct to Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.