The National Library of Scotland is one of the libraries of deposit. This means we are entitled in terms of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 to request a copy of all printed items published in the United Kingdom, and in the Republic of Ireland by reciprocal legislation.

From 6 April 2013, the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print) Regulations 2013 extended this to include the right to request or harvest UK electronic publications.

These regulations do not change the arrangements for depositing printed publications. Publishers should continue to send these publications to the National Library of Scotland or to the Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries.


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