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Legal deposit libraries

A title is not properly published if the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003. And the Copyright and Related Rights Act are not adhered to. Under these Acts, a copy of your book must be sent to the British Library within one month of publication. Here it will be recorded in the online catalogue. Available in the reading rooms. And preserved for future generations as part of the national heritage.

Five other libraries are entitled to request a free copy within a year of publication. These are the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. Cambridge University Library. National Library of Scotland. The Library of Trinity College, Dublin. The National Library of Wales.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 01525 621764.

Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries

Legal deposit libraries

The British Library


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