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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library


Electronic Legal Deposit items are currently unavailable due to a system outage at the British Library. Check with Library staff for advice on alternatives. All of our purchased electronic resources and content are still available.



Our Electronic Legal Deposit (ELD) terminal is situated on the ground floor. This machine is available to all walk-in users without the need for a user ID or password. It provides access to electronic legal deposit material, (i.e. information resources that have been deposited by the publisher in a digital format).


Content (post-April 2013)

Generally speaking, there is no access to e-legal deposit for journals published earlier than when e-legal deposit began in April 2013. The majority of ELD book materials will be published after April 2013, but some publishers have also provided back files.


Discovering Electronic Legal Deposit material

Electronic publications acquired through legal deposit can be discovered through the iDiscover catalogue, both within the library and externally, but links to the full text will only work within the library, University Library and other affiliated libraries.

For further information on electronic legal deposit, please see this E-Legal Deposit LibGuide.


Terms of Use

The regulations place a number of important restrictions on use of the deposited publications:

  • One concurrent user per work per library, (i.e.; per Legal Deposit Library and their affiliated libraries).
  • No digital copying is permitted, (i.e. no downloading, copying and pasting, or photography
  • Printing is possible and will be sent to the Moore Library's networked copier nearby. See our guide to printing for further infomation

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