Details on the government document collections of the NH State Library.
The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. The New Hampshire State library receives government information at no cost from the Government Publishing Office (GPO) as part of this program. As a selective depository we provide local, no-fee access to government information in all formats as part of the reference and information services we provide to the public.
The State Depository Library Program was established in 1973 by the state legislature (RSA 202:B (RSA 202-B) to ensure that the public has access to its Government's information. The New Hampshire State Library receives 25 copies of all state publications at no cost from the agencies as part of this program and distributes those copies to designated depository libraries throughout the state. A monthly shipping list of the titles sent to depository libraries is included with the publications. Each library provides local, no-fee access to government information in all formats as part of the reference and information services provided to the public.
The NH State Government Digital Document Depository includes a collection of documents electronically produced or digitally scanned by New Hampshire's state agencies.
There are numerous online sources of NH State government information and we have compiled a list of NH government information resources.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office provides a variety of online resources to assist with patent research.