Deposit music or videos


These instructions are for submitting CDs, vinyl records, cassettes, DVDs, Blu-rays and sheet music.

Digital music and video files cannot be accepted at this time. We are working on it and will inform you once we can accept digital music and video files.

If you have received funding from Telefilm Canada, you must submit copies to the attention of the Telefilm Archivist, rather than to Legal Deposit.

Telefilm Archivist
Preservation Centre
625 du Carrefour Blvd.
Gatineau QC, J8T 8L8

For details, contact

Step 1 - Determine how many copies to submit

  • Submit 1 copy of every physical format (CD, vinyl record, cassette, etc.) for every music album
  • Submit 2 copies of every physical format for every piece of sheet music
  • Submit 2 copies of every physical format (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.) for every video recording

Each submission will be added as a new acquisition; previous submissions will not be replaced by revised versions.

Step 2 - Complete the form

See Use of personal information

Print and complete the appropriate form to submit with your publication or production.

Step 3 - Mail the materials

Mail all the materials and forms at your expense to this address:

Legal Deposit
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N4

Step 4 - What happens after you deposit

You will receive a legal deposit receipt by email.

Once items are received, Library and Archives Canada will

Questions? Contact the legal deposit team.

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