Federal Depository

feddepThe Yonkers Public Library provides a core collection of online federal depository materials in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Basic Collection below.

While the Riverfront Library once held a selection of these materials in print, the online collection is the most up-to-date, and the print collection has been phased out.  To search for a Federal Depository Library in your location, follow this link

FDLP has compiled Libguides to help users search federal documents by subject and keyword. These guides are arranged in three groups:

  • Subject Guides contain information about specific topics, including resource lists, search tips, and community guides. Community guides are arranged by topic and contain links to guides created by libraries and agencies outside of GPO. These are housed on the creating institution’s websites.
  • Hot Topics contain collections of guides on specific topics that are of current interest. These can include guides from any of the other groups. 
  • FDLP Information. Resources and guidance for federal depository libraries.

The FDLP Basic Collection lists sources of information about the workings and essential activities of the U.S. Government.

American Presidency Project – Public Papers of the Presidency

Authoritative, non-partisan on-line source for presidential public documents. Mission: by providing easy access to useful information, we seek to promote a more informed citizenry of the United States, high quality scholarly and media analysis, and a better understanding of American democracy throughout the world. Maintained by John Woolley, Professor of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara, and Gerhard Peters, professor of Political Science at Citrus College.

Assistance Listings

Provides detailed, public descriptions of Federal assistance listings available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals.

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government 

Presents educational content for the public on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics.

Budget of the United States Government

Contains the budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications issued throughout the fiscal year.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

A finding tool for publications from all three branches of the U.S. government. Updated daily, it contains descriptive records for current and historical publications and provides direct links to those online.

Census Demographic & Economic Data

The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. For guidance on using Census resources, please see the Census Resources page.

Census of Population and Housing

Census data, 1790-2010. Publications released after June 23, 2014 can be found at new site. 

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

The annual edition of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the U.S. Government.

Compilation of Presidential Documents

The official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.


Provides information about legislative activities, publications, and other related materials for members of Congress and the public. .

Congressional Record

The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily when Congress is in session.  (Note: This is the daily edition. There is also a bound edition.)

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation 

Also known as the Constitution Annotated, includes the U.S. Constitution and analysis and interpretation, with in-text annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Economic Indicators

Published monthly by the Council of Economic Advisors for the Joint Economic Committee, provides economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.

The Economic Report of the President to the Congress

An annual report, issued by the Executive Office of the President and the Council of Economic Advisors, providing on overview of economic progress, with extensive data appendices.

Federal Assistance Listings

Official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards. This website has replaced 

Contract Data Reports (FPDS.gov)

Contract Opportunities (FBO.gov)

Wage Determinations (WDOL.gov)

Assistance Listings (CFDA.gov)

Federal Register

The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, along with executive orders.


A database providing authenticated access to official publications from all three branches of the U.S. Government.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

A resource for occupational and career information, providing profiles on a majority of jobs in the United States. Profiles describe the work environment, education and training needed, a ten year outlook, and median pay for workers.

Official Congressional Directory

Includes biographical and directory information about members of the House and Senate, committee memberships, terms of service, and related content.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Official publication of the President’s addresses, writings, and remarks.

Social Security Handbook

Resource for the most common questions about Social Security.

United States Code

The codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States, divided by broad subjects into 53 titles.

The United States Government Manual

The official handbook of the U.S.  Government, providing information on the agencies from all three branches, quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees.

United States Reports

Contains the final version of the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States.

United States Statutes at Large

Contains the permanent laws enacted during each session of Congress.


A subject-based portal to Federal services and resources online. A Spanish site is also available.

World Factbook

Downloadable PDF copy (in zip file) of the CIA’s most popular publication. The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: a variety of world, regional, country, ocean, and time zone maps; Flags of the World; and a Country Comparison function that ranks the country information and data in more than 75 Factbook fields.

COVID-19 Toolkit

Reliable United States Government information resources about the COVID-19 pandemic.