Library Celebrates 125 Years as Federal Depository

March 22, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio The University of Mount Union Library will celebrate its 125th anniversary of being a Federal Depository Library at 11 a.m. on April 4 in the North Reading Room of Kolenbrander Information Center.

According to, a Federal Depository Library is one created by the U.S. Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its government’s information. The website states, “Information products from the federal government are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the American public has free access to the materials, both in print and online.”

During the event, Christopher Kenney from the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will present, “History to Go — The McKinley Years” in honor of William McKinley who, in 1888 designated Mount Union to be a Depository Library.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Cheryl Paine at or 330-823-3842.

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