The Tennessee State Library and Archives has been a member of the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1858 and is one of the 6 shared-regional depositories in Tennessee, collaborating with the Regional at The University of Memphis, for permanent free access to current and historical Federal Documents. There are 21 Federal depository libraries in Tennessee, located throughout the state.
The State Library is responsible for maintaining permanent collections of pre-1989 documents from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Library of Congress, and the U.S. Department of War. In addition, we receive about 33% of all publications offered through the GPO's Federal Depository Library Program, and actively collect and preserve materials deemed relevant to Tennessee history and the State Library's mission.
In addition, the State Library is a Center of Excellence for the Association of Southern Research Libraries' Collaborative Federal Depository Program. Our Center of Excellence focuses are The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and The American Folklife Center. The State Library is working towards complete archival collections of documents from these two sub-agencies.
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