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Orange County Public Law Library is a Federal and State of California selective depository.Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to provide free public access to federal government information. The program’s origins date to 1813; the current structure of the program was established in 1962 and is overseen by the Government Printing Office (GPO). Access to government information is provided through a network of depository libraries across the United States.

Libraries that are California State depository libraries receive publications produced or distributed by California state agencies.

In 1975, the Orange County Public Law Library (OCPLL) was designated as a selective depository library. As a selective library, OCPLL selects those materials that coincide with the subject areas of our collection. Materials, which are included in our Catalog, are in a variety of formats and are located in many locations within the Library.

History of the Federal Depository Program

Federal Depository Library Program Directory

California State Depository Directory

FDSYS- Federal Digital System — FDsys provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, you are able to:

Search for documents and publications — FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.
Browse for documents and publications — FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author.
Access metadata about documents and publications — FDsys provides information about Government publications in standard XML formats.
Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats — With FDsys, users can download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.

Statistical Titles Listed in the Depository Basic Collection:

American Factfinder

Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States – Colonial Times to 1970* – Part 1

Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States – Colonial Times to 1970* – Part 2

Budget of the United States Government

Census of Population and Housing: Summary Population & Housing Characteristics (all states – U.S. Summary and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-1)

Census of Population and Housing: Summary Social – Economic – & Housing Characteristics (all states – U.S. Summary and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-2)

Census of Population and Housing: Population & Housing Unit Counts (all states – U.S. Summary and Puerto Rico) (Series PHC-3)

Census of Population and Housing: Social – Economic – & Housing Characteristics (Outlying Areas) (Series PHC-4)

Economic Indicators

Occupational Outlook Handbook

USA Counties [Copyright restrictions prevent the inclusion of some tables in electronic versions.]