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Florida State Publications Depository Program FAQ

What is the purpose of the program?

  • Guarantees access to government information regardless of proximity to Tallahassee.
  • Information published by state officials, departments, boards, courts and agencies remains available to public.

Do I have to submit ALL of my agency’s publications? 

  • Any publication, report, directory, bibliography, rule, newsletter, pamphlet, brochure or periodical paid for in part or whole by funds appropriated by legislature.
  • Print or nonprint.
  • NOT publications only for internal use.
  • Review our collection policy

Do you need electronic documents and publications?

  • Yes.

How many copies do I need to send?

  •  For a printed publication you made more than 40 copies of, send us 35 copies.
  •  If you made less than 40 copies, send us TWO copies.

How do I send my agency’s electronic  publications?

Where do I send printed publications?

Department of State Interoffice Mail Station 9C
State Library of Florida
R.A. Gray Building
Attn: State Documents
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

What happens to these publications?

  • Two copies are kept at the State Library of Florida.
  • Other copies go to different depository libraries across the state.

Who do we contact if we still have questions?

Email us at [email protected], or call 850.245.6642.



For FY2024-25, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.