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National Library of Australia Legal Deposit 101

A free information session for independently published and self-published authors

Legal deposit is a law that ensures our published heritage is preserved for future generations. Legal deposit collections form a diverse and inclusive picture of the nation, capturing what we are thinking, imagining and writing about over time. If you want your book to be available and discoverable in 100 years’ time, this is the best way to achieve that goal.

If you make a book available to the public in Australia, for free or for sale, you need to deposit a copy with the National Library of Australia, and with your state or territory library through legal deposit. And this applies to independently published and self-published books, too.

There are over 10 million items in the national collection, and the NLA wants you to help them continue to build a comprehensive resource for all Australians to enjoy.

In this session Alice and Bing will share:

Join us for this FREE information session and learn how you can write yourself into history.

There will be time for questions.


A private link of the session recording will be provided to enrolled participants only and available for a limited period of 10 days. Once the viewing period has expired the recording will no longer be available to view. 

Handouts will be provided to all registered participants if used in the session.

About the Presenters

Alice Quinn is the Project Coordinator of the Legal Deposit Publisher Communication Project at the National Library of Australia.

Bing Zheng is a Program Manager in the Curatorial & Collection Research section at the National Library of Australia.