Legal deposit program

Canadian publishers and producers are responsible for depositing their materials through the legal deposit program under the Library and Archives of Canada Act. By participating in the legal deposit program, they help build the national library collection.

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About legal deposit

Learn about the legal deposit program, its history, the legislation, and its relation to tax deductions, copyright, and other services.

Canadian publishers and music producers, and what they deposit

Learn who is a Canadian publisher or producer. Discover the types of material accepted, and what is not accepted.

Deposit physical publications

Find out how to submit material like books, magazines, journals, and maps.

Deposit digital publications

Find out how to submit material like e-books and e-serials.

Deposit music or videos

Find out how to submit material like CDs, vinyl records, sheet music, and DVDs.

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