GPO Launches govinfo

Feb 3, 2016

govinfo_logo_blue_square_0The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has launched www.govinfo.gov, a new way for the public to discover and access information from federal agencies and organizations in all three branches of government. Govinfo is a user-friendly, modernized site that provides an easy to use navigation system accessible on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and personal computers. Currently in beta, govinfo will replace GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) in 2017.

There are more than 1.5 million titles available on govinfo, with more added daily. Collections include:

  • The Congressional Record
  • Federal Register
  • Congressional Calendars, Hearings, Reports
  • Bills
  • The U.S. Code
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • U.S. Courts Opinions
  • The Federal Budget

Key features on govinfo include:

  • Mobile-friendly optimized for screen size
  • An alphabetical list of collections
  • Quick links to popular publications
  • Related documents
  • Search by calendar
  • Shareable social media content

GPO provides for free, permanent public access to federal government information through www.govinfo.gov, through its online bookstore, and through partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Wyoming has nine FDLP libraries where staff can assist in finding government information. Visit GPO online at www.gpo.gov.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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