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Government Information: Collection Development Policy

This Guide helps you to access Federal & NYS Govenment Websites

Federal Depository Library Program

     The Newburgh Free Library has been a selective Federal gov docs depository since GPOs re-designation in 1909 for the inhabitants of what is now New York's 18th Congressional District.  The Library has also been a NYS Depository Library since the program's re-designation in 1989.  The collections are available at the Newburgh Free Library located at 124 Grand Street in Newburgh, NY  12550.

     Access to the Federal and New York State depository system is primarily done through the Internet.  Most currently published government documents can be accessed through the Newburgh Free Library's Federal and New York Government information LibGuide or through the Library's online catalog.    The Library still holds some "tangible" paper documents, microform and DVDs.  We follow  guidelines in the processing of these documents to the piece. Documents that are not computer based are cataloged in the  online catalog.  Some of these historical tangible items can be checked out like any other library material.  The Library also houses some maps obtained through the FDLP.  Maps are reference and can only be viewed at the Newburgh Free Library.

     All patrons are expected to follow the Library's procedures in obtaining a library card for Internet access and printing policies. All patrons are expected to follow the Library's health protocols during the pandemic.

     The government documents librarian is here to assist patrons if needed.  To reach the government documents librarian directly, please e-mail: or call 845-563-3617,

Tax Form Distribution



     The Newburgh Free Library distributes Federal and New York State tax forms annually.  The tax forms are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  Tax forms can also be obtained through the website for federal tax forms.  

What We Collect


The Collections

     The Newburgh Free Library has had a long history of collecting materials in the areas of education, health and law.

     As these items and their updates transition to the Internet, there is less need to collect the items in paper "tangible" form and rely on Internet sources.  Some links to migrated sources can be found on the other two pages connected to this LibGuide.

     If you have difficulty accessing these documents, please contact the Government Documents Librarian, Heather H. Georghiou, at or 845-563-3617.