Works in the Library's collections may contain information about living individuals, known as personal data.
When you access our collections, you are responsible for ensuring your use of any personal data from our collections is lawful.
If you choose to copy, reproduce, manipulate, publish or otherwise use material from the Library's collections you should ensure that you comply with data protection legislation in your use of any personal data in that material.
We have produced a document to help you in your use of personal data from the Library's collections which includes:
- Information and definitions related to personal data and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Guidance about using personal data from the Library collections
- Personal use
- Research use
- Journalistic, academic, artistic and literary uses
Read our guide to using personal data from the Library's collections (PDF) (1.7MB, 10 pages).
For information about the Library's processing of personal data visit our privacy pages.
Our Data Protection Officer is Fred Saunderson. To contact him:
Data Protection Officer
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Tel: +44(0)131 623 3700