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Electronic Legal Deposit

What is UK Electronic Legal Deposit?

What is Electronic Legal Deposit?

Electronic Legal Deposit items are materials that the Library has received under Legal Deposit Legislation. This legislation entitles the Library to a copy of every item published in the UK.

This material is not the same as commercially available digital material. Access is subject to a number of important restrictions:

  • UK eLD materials can only be viewed on Library premises using Library devices (e.g. PCs and laptops);
  • Only one person can view each item at a time;
  • Digital copying is not permitted under current legislation. You cannot copy and paste, take a screenshot, download or scan material. 

How can I find UK eLD content?

How can I find UK eLD material?

UK eLD items can be identified in Stella Search as follows:

  • In the case of e-books, by the phrase: Available on Library reading room PCs only. Click here for access

 

  • And in the case of e-journals, by the appearance of a button stating: UK eLD (Library PCs only)