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Legal Deposit

Definition

Legal deposit is a requirement for publishers and distributors to send at least one copy of their publications free of charge to designated libraries. It ensures that the book is preserved for future generations and that all published work is saved and is part is the countries heritage.

The books have to be sent to the acquisition departments in the following libraries.

Trinity College Dublin
The British Library
The National Library of Ireland
Dublin City University
NUI Galway
NUI Maynooth
UCD
University College Cork
University of Limerick

The Irish Copyright Agency, based in Trinity College Dublin also provide a local address for the following;

The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Cambridge University Library
The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Selfpublishbooks.ie will take care of this for you free of charge, should you order an ISBN through us. If you are not ordering an ISBN, it can still be arranged.

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