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About GPO Access
GPO Access Services
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office
that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information
products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on
this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved
from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically
noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program
and has grown out of Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing
Office Electronic Information Enhancement Act of 1993.
- Federal Depository Library Program
For more than 140 years, the Government Printing Office (GPO) has kept America
informed by producing and distributing Federal Government information products.
GPO combines conventional technology with state-of-the-art methods whether
providing public access to Government information online, or producing or
procuring printed publications that serve the information needs of the U.S.
Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public.
- Preservation Agreement with NARA
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recognizes GPO as an official archival affiliate for the electronic content on GPO Access. Signed in 2003, the NARA-GPO agreement provides for the permanent preservation and access to the online versions of the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other appropriate publications from GPO Access.
- U.S. Government Online
Locate and order publications (books, maps, serials, videos, CD-ROMs,
subscriptions) available for sale through the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office. Orders may be placed online, via mail,
fax, phone, teletype, or by visiting one of the U.S. Government bookstores
nationwide. Online orders are encrypted to ensure secure transactions.
- GPO Contact Center
Users needing assistance with GPO Access can contact the GPO Contact Center. These highly trained specialists are available Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Contact Center may be reached via:
Phone: 1-866-512-1800 (toll-free)
202-512-1800 (DC Area)
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Ben's Guide serves as the educational component of GPO Access
by providing learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and educators.
The site provides age-specific explanations about how the Federal Government
works, explains the use of the primary source materials available on
GPO Access, and shows how the U.S. Government Printing Office
fits into the Federal construct.
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