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:
- National Library of Scotland (NLS)
- Bodleian Library, Oxford
- Cambridge University Library
- Trinity College, Dublin
- National Library of Wales
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 the Legal Deposit team at NLS.
Based in Edinburgh
The agency is based in the NLS Causewayside Building, but is registered as a company limited by guarantee, which is wholly owned by NLS. Its directors represent all the legal deposit libraries listed above.
The Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries
Tel: 0131 623 4680
Fax: 0131 623 4681