Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program makes available to the public no-fee access to information produced by Federal agencies. The Downey City Library joined the Federal Depository Library Program in 1963. We are a selective depository for the 34th Congressional District. Currently our selection rate is 14% of all materials available through the Federal Depository Library Program.

As the U.S. Government is moving towards the Internet to share public information, it is our objective to highlight publications that might be of interest to you including publications that our library selects. The following are links to government databases, periodicals, forms and other publications.

Government Tax Forms

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Forms, Instructions & Publications

1040 - U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Instructions (2018)

1040 - U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Form (2018)

If you need to contact your local IRS office visit www.irs.gov (All Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) now operate by appointment).

California State Tax - Forms & Publications

540 - California Resident Income Tax Return Instructions (2018)

540 - California Resident Income Tax Return Form (2018)

540 2EZ - California Resident Income Tax Return Form (2018)

If you need to contact the State of California Franchise Tax Board visit www.ftb.ca.gov


govinfo.gov - A Comprehensive source for U.S. Government Information. govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

uiowa.edu - Citation Help for correctly citing government information and other documents in all formats.

usa.gov - USA.gov is your online guide to official U.S. government information, programs and services.

vanderbilt.edu - Resource to Government Information on Public Policy Issues and Groups.

archives.gov The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government.

usa.gov - Learn how to get in touch with your federal, state and local elected leaders.

bensguide.gpo.gov - Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents and teachers.