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Government Information

The US government funds research with the expectation that new ideas and discoveries will propel science, stimulate the economy, and improve the lives and welfare of Americans. Enhancing access to this federally funded research through libraries improves use by the public, provides for effective archiving strategies for these resources, and ensures accountability of the federal investment.

The federal government is also the largest producer of information in the US. Research libraries are long-standing partners in the Federal Depository Library Program, one means to ensure accessible, effective, and long-term access to government information. ARL advocates for these and other information resources to be accessible for all users, regardless of physical or cognitive disabilities.