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Winthrop University

Federal Government Information: Introduction

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FDLP Libraries

Federal Depository libraries within 100-mile radius of Winthrop University.

 Regional Depository Library:

University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia

Academic Libraries:

Benedict College

Erskine College

Furman University

Lander University

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

USC Aiken

USC Lancaster

Public Libraries:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Florence County Library

Francis Marion University

Greenville County Library

Spartanburg County Library

State Library:

South Carolina State Library (SC State Documents)

Dacus Library



"This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the Government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)"

Dacus Library has been a part of the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) since 1896. As a selective depository, we receive 35 percent of the documents published by the U.S. government. Our collection supports the research and teaching mission of Winthrop University and the information needs of the 5th Congressional District.

FDLP Hours This Week:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00AM - Noon


General Information:

  • The Federal Depository Library is open to the public Monday - Friday.
  • Dacus Library Community User Access Days are Thursday and Friday.
  • An appointment to visit the collection is recommended but not required. 
  • Please contact the Government Information Librarian to make an appointment to visit the depository.
  • Contact the Government Information Librarian regarding inquiries concerning federal or state government information. 
  • You can also contact the Reference Department for assistance. 
  • For more information about library access and parking procedures, click here.


Jackie McFadden - Government Information Librarian
Head of Government Information Services

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Jackie McFadden

FDLP Summer Hours

Summer 2022
May 4 – August 19

Monday – Thursday 9AM – 5PM

Friday 9AM – Noon (May 4 – August 5)

Friday 9AM – 5PM (August 8 – August 19)


      May 30 – Memorial Day
       July 4 – Independence Day

FDLP Fall Hours

Fall 2022
August 22 – December 23

Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM


      August 22 – Closing at 2:30PM (Convocation)

      November 24 – 25 (Thanksgiving Break)

      December 23 – January 1 (Holiday Break)