Libraries at Auburn University, Middle Tennessee State University, New York State Library sign agreements with US Government Publishing Office to become Preservation Stewards, while Indiana University Maurer School of Law expands its partnership with GPO

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WASHINGTON, DC , May 2, 2023 (press release) –

Libraries at Auburn University, Middle Tennessee State University, and New York State Library have signed Memorandum of Agreements with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become Preservation Stewards, and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has expanded its partnership with GPO. To help libraries meet the needs of efficient Government document stewardship in the digital era, GPO has established Preservation Stewards to support continued public access to U.S. Government documents in print format. These libraries join the 50 Preservation Steward partners that contribute significantly to the effort to preserve printed documents. Through the agreement, many libraries also serve as digital access partners providing digital access to Government information.

“As Preservation Stewards, these libraries play a major role in providing permanent access to historic and current Government documents and are contributing to an open and transparent democracy,” said GPO Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “We thank these four libraries for helping GPO realize its vision of an America Informed.”

Auburn University, Draughon Library permanently preserving and serving as Digital Access Partner:

  • Air Information Circulars

New York State Library permanently preserving:

  • Historic and current Congressional Hearings
  • Historic and current Bound Congressional Record
  • Historic and current Code of Federal Regulations

Middle Tennessee State University, James E. Walker Library permanently preserving:

  • Publications related to the historical, regulatory, social, and cultural aspects of fermentation, distilling, and brewing

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jerome Hall Law Library adding to its current collection:

  • Historic and current Code of Federal Regulations
  • Historic weekly compilations of presidential documents
  • Current Statutes at Large
  • Current U.S. Reports


GPO is the Federal Government’s resource for publishing trusted information for the Federal Government to the American people. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit

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