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Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003

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4Printed publications: the British Library

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(1)The British Library Board is entitled to delivery under section 1 of a copy of every work published in print.

(2)The copy must be delivered within one month beginning with the day of publication.

(3)The copy is to be of the same quality as the best copies which, at the time of delivery, have been produced for publication in the United Kingdom.

(4)The Board must give a receipt in writing (whether sent by electronic or other means).

5Printed publications: other libraries

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(1)Each deposit library other than the British Library Board is entitled to delivery under section 1 of a copy of any work published in print which it requests.

(2)A request under this section must be in writing (whether sent by electronic or other means).

(3)A request—

(a)may be made before publication, and

(b)in particular, may relate to all future numbers or parts of an encyclopaedia, newspaper, magazine or other work.

(4)No request may be made after the end of 12 months beginning with the day of publication.

(5)The copy must be delivered within one month beginning with—

(a)the day of publication, or

(b)if later, the day on which the request is received.

(6)The copy is to be of the same quality as the largest number of copies which, at the time of delivery, have been produced for publication in the United Kingdom.

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