Answered By: Claire Sewell
Last Updated: May 05, 2017     Views: 23

The University Library is one of six UK and Irish legal deposit libraries entitled to a free copy of any British or Irish publication. Until 2013 this covered only printed items. However, under the terms of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act of 2003 and the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 this was extended to cover material published digitally and online, including ebook, ejournals, websites and blogs. An increasing number of publishers now deposit their publications in electronic format rather than print. Under the terms of the legislation this material may be consulted only on designated PCs in the University Library and in most of its affiliated libraries. For further information please click here.