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Cotton Statement on Arkansas Baptist College’s Official Designation as a Federal Depository Library

September 9, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on Arkansas Baptist College's designation as a Federal Depository Library:

"I am pleased to hear that the Secretary of Documents at the Government Publishing Office has taken action to designate the J.C. Oliver Library at Arkansas Baptist College as a Federal Depository Library, and subsequently a part of the Federal Depository Library Program. This facility is an important institution and I know the facility will benefit from access to federal government documents provided by this program."

Background:
In August, Senator Cotton sent a letter to the Government Publishing Office supporting the J.C. Oliver Library at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas request to become a Federal Depository Library, as authorized by the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). An educational institution officially recognized as a depository library under the FDLP is granted electronic access to federal government documents for public use, as well as specialized training for library staff. For more information about the Federal Depository Library Program, click here.