legal deposit library

legal deposit library

one of the designated libraries that is to receive a copy of every book published in the UK. The British Library receives one as of right, the others on request: National Libraries of Scotland and Wales, and the university libraries of Oxford, Cambridge and Trinity College Dublin. There is now power for non-print, especially electronic publications to become part of the national archive.
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There are specialist libraries where personal collections are held and the annual events are eagerly anticipated, while our National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth is a jewel in the crown, a national legal deposit library which, like a huge umbrella, holds the largest collection of books, maps, portraits, photographic images and archives in Wales.
UK legal deposit extends to the Republic of Ireland due to the Act of Union of 1801 at which time Trinity College Dublin was made the Irish legal deposit library.
The institution is a legal deposit library, holding over thirteen million items of printed material and collecting approximately 60,000 items each week.
Q: Another area where I believe copyright impacts you is in your role as a legal deposit library.
by virtue of its status as a legal deposit library.
I am pleased to say that the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth, a legal deposit library entitled to claim a copy of everything published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, also has a copy, which is available for study at the library (shelfmark XCT 399 A566).