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Legal Deposit

The aim of legal deposit is to ensure that the intellectual record and published heritage of the nation is collected and preserved as an archive for research purposes and the use of future generations. Sometimes this material is referred to as Copyright.

UCC Library, in accordance with the terms of Section 198 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000, is a legal deposit library, and as such is entitled to receive a copy of any material first published in the State.

Who to contact

To enquire about Legal Deposit, please contact 

t: +353 (0) 21 490 2139

p: Copyright Section, Boole Library, University College Cork. T12 ND89.


Due to restrictions of space and budget, only items which comply with our Collection Development Policies can be accepted. In this context, all donations are assessed by the relevant staff member before being accessioned.

Once a donation is accepted, UCC Library becomes the owner of the material and as such reserves the right to determine its retention, location and other considerations relating to its use, maintenance or disposal.  Please note all donations are made on the understanding that the donor is the legal owner, and that donated material may be disposed of in the future, at the discretion of the Librarian, in a manner similar to other Library holdings.

Who to contact

To enquire about donating books to UCC Library, please contact 

t: +353 (0) 21 490 2139