Legal Deposit

One of the roles of the National and University Library of Iceland as a national library, is to collect all material that is published or intended for distribution in Iceland, preserve that material for the future and make it accessible for everybody wishing to make use of it for information and research.

In support of this role, the Icelandic Parliament has passed a legislation on legal deposits and at the present time the Law no. 20/2002 is in effect. This legislation requires publishers, printing offices and other duplicating services to submit a defined number of copies of all published material, independent of form, to the Library for preservation. The legal deposit also covers material produced abroad for Icelandic publishers. Legal deposit covers all printed material, material in electronic/digital form, audio material and moving pictures. All questions can be answered through email – skylduskil (hja)


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