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Legal Deposit in South Africa: Information Sheet/Receipt of Legal Deposit Items

This Guide provides information about legislation, application and enforcement of the Legal Deposit Act and useful resources for publishers, librarians and others involved in compliance with this legislation.

DEPOSITS IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SOUTH AFRICA (Using the South African National Bibliography (SANB) Information sheet)

PLEASE NOTE:

PUBLISHERS NEED TO COMPLETE THE ABOVE FORM EACH TIME THEY DEPOSIT MATERIAL IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SOUTH AFRICA (NLSA), PRETORIA .  

  • THE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL BY PUBLISHERS
  • THE NLSA STAFF WILL RECEIVE THE MATERIAL,  DATE STAMP AND SIGN THE SANB SHEET AND THEN IT SEND A COPY TO PUBLISHER AS A RECEIPT. 
  • THE SANB INFORMATION SHEET IS NOT FOR USE WHEN DEPOSITING IN THE OTHER LEGAL DEPOSIT LIBRARIES (SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION).  

DEPOSITS IN THE OTHER LEGAL DEPOSIT LIBRARIES (not the NLSA)

PLEASE NOTE:

PUBLISHERS NEED TO COMPLETE THE ABOVE FORM EACH TIME THEY DEPOSIT MATERIAL IN ALL THE OTHER LEGAL DEPOSIT LIBRARIES (EXCEPT THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SA, PRETORIA). 

LEGAL DEPOSIT LIBRARY STAFF ARE ENCOURAGED TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT TO PUBLISHERS VIA EMAIL.