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Friday, September 30, 2011

Legal Deposit in Singapore

I just gather the information on Legal deposit for a friend, and thought it maybe useful to other, hence have the following summary with links for anyone who needs a quick reference:

*What is Legal Deposit?

"Legal Deposit is one of the statutory functions of the National Library whereby all works published in Singapore can be collected and preserved to become a part of Singapore's heritage.

The National Library is supported in this role through the provisions of the National Library Board Act (Chapter 197, No. 5 of 1995, Part II Section 10) whereby two copies of every publication published in Singapore, have to be deposited with the National Library within four weeks from the date of publication."

*Sitemap with the following links is extracted from the Legal deposit website

Services for Publishers (Publishers' Login)
About Legal Deposit
About Digital Deposit
About ISBN, ISSN, and ISMN
About CIP
About Donation

Guides/Brochures for users
Related Sites
Contact Info

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy

* Beside fulfilling the legal deposit requirement, it is possible for the author to give more copies to NLB and the details for such donation and guidelines are as follows: 

* Physical Donation: Donor may fill in the form via
Please note the statement from the webpage:
"Unless otherwise arranged between the donor and NLB, we request that the donor would deliver/post the accepted items to:

Gifts & Exchange
National Library Board
Library Supply Centre
No. 3, Changi South Street 2
Xilin Districentre Building B, Level 2
Singapore 486548

* For more information or clarification, please contact the Library Officer, Gifts and Exchange Section at 6546-7275
or email to
Contact Info: For enquiries on donations of library material:
Tel: 6546-7275
Fax: 6546-7262

Hope the above information is helpful!

Dexterine Ho

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