Legal deposit

What is legal deposit?

Legal deposit is the legal requirement that an author or editor submit copies of their publications to the national library.

As the national library of Belgium, KBR collects and preserves:

  • all publications that are published on Belgian territory
  • all publications by authors domiciled in Belgium and whose work is published abroad

The legal deposit law ensures that our nation’s cultural heritage is preserved for future generations.

 

How to deposit a book

Follow the steps as indicated on the pages about legal deposit in French or Dutch.

Explanation in Dutch     Explanation in French