Federal Documents

State of Kansas Federal Depository Library

The State Library of Kansas is a selective depository library for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The FDLP distributes U.S. Government publications to the nation's communities through libraries. According to the FDLP's website, the dissemination of congressional documents began in 1813, with approximately 1,100 libraries currently involved with providing access to and maintaining federal documents.

The State Library of Kansas is one of 17 selective depositories in Kansas. Selective libraries choose materials that will best serve their patrons. The University of Kansas's Anschutz Library is our regional depository and is responsible for keeping all documents it receives from the Government Printing Office (GPO) and providing guidance to the selective libraries in Kansas.

Our collection numbers more than 100,000 volumes in the library, as well as other tangible materials and online documents. The State Library was designated as a selective depository in 1975, although we started receiving U.S. public documents beginning in 1861.

Many documents are available as an electronic resource and can be found by searching in our catalog, the Catalog of US Government Publications, or on GovInfo.gov.

  1. Constitution Day 2023
  2. Access & Circulation
  3. How to Find Government Info
  4. Government Branches
  5. Agencies & Services
  6. Topics of Interest

Constitution and Citizenship Day

September 17th marks the day the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787. Today, we celebrate the anniversary by learning about how the Constitution came to be and what it means to be a citizen of the United States. 

During Constitution Week (September 17th-23, 2023), the State Library will have a display showcasing items in our collection. If you can't come to the library, you can check out the resources below to learn more about the holiday and how you can celebrate!

In the News:

About the Constitution:

About U.S. Citizenship: