Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries

Publishers should send five copies of their publications to the Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries (ALDL).

The agency acts on behalf of five of the legal deposit libraries:

Publishers who currently send single copies of their titles direct to the National Library of Scotland should continue to do so.

In addition, the National Library sometimes requests material direct from publishers. For further advice about how to deposit with the National Library of Scotland, contact us about legal deposit.


Based in Edinburgh

The agency is based in the National Library of Scotland's Causewayside Building, but is registered as a company limited by guarantee, which is wholly owned by the Library. Its directors represent all the legal deposit libraries listed above.

The Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries
161 Causewayside

Tel: 0131 623 4680
Fax: 0131 623 4681


Printed publications legal deposit


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