Print and offline digital publications
Print and offline digital publications need to be sent in with a Legal Deposit form. Download and fill in this form, and then print it out and post it in with your print item, or email it back along with your offline digital item.
Publishers of print and offline digital publications are legally required to:
- supply two copies of a published work to the National Librarian at the Legal Deposit Office, at their expense, including postage
- provide copies within 20 working days from the date of first publication
- supply two copies of versions in different languages
- supply two copies of every second or subsequent edition, including:
- revised, corrected, enlarged, or abridged editions
- editions where the name of the publisher has changed, even if the text has not been altered
If your publication is coming out in both hardback and paperback, you only need to submit copies of the hardback form.
There are some exceptions to these rules:
- If the price of one copy of a published work exceeds $1000, only one copy needs to be supplied.
- If the price of an annual subscription of a periodical exceeds $3000, only one copy of each issue needs to be supplied.
- In the case of print and offline publications, if the number of copies published is less than 100, only one copy needs to be supplied.
Print and offline digital publications should be sent to:
The Legal Deposit Office
PO Box 12340
Online digital publications
Publishers of digital publications are legally required to assist the National Library to make a copy of their document upon request.
Help for publishers
If you have any questions about how to deposit your publication with the Library, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (04) 474 3104.