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, and we request that publishers continue to send these publications to NLS or to the Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries.
- A short guide to electronic legal deposit, April 2013
- Reader's guide: Using e-legal deposit material at NLS
In this section
- What is legal deposit?
- Joint Committee on Legal Deposit
- Print and CD-ROM:
— Main points — print and CD-ROM
— Contact details
— UK and Irish legal deposit libraries
— Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries
— International Standard Book and Serial Numbers (ISBN and ISSN)
— Cataloguing-in-publication Programme (CIP)
- Resolving disputes