The State Publications Distribution Center (SPDC) was created by Nevada statute in 1971. The intent of this program is to collect all Nevada state, county and municipal government publications intended for the public and distribute them to designated depository libraries within the state, which in turn keep state and local government publications accessible for use and provide assistance without charge to library users.
Why deposit publications to the State Publications Distribution Center (SPDC)?
It enables citizens from all areas of Nevada to have timely and easy access to the publications of their state government.
It creates and preserves a complete, centralized, and organized historical record of Nevada through its state publications.
It maximizes access to state publications through one global and many local library database entries, as well as access at the Library of Congress. For a full list of libraries in the Nevada depository network see the Handbook for State Agency Contacts.
It allows agencies to refer public requests for their materials to libraries, saving agencies' staff time
It provides access to out-of print publications, no longer available at the agency or on its website.
It provides library staff at the depositories who are trained to assist the public in finding the publications they need.