Legal deposit services

The National Library of Finland cooperates with the publishing industry to preserve Finnish publications in accordance with the Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials (1433/2007). The material to be preserved includes printed publications, sound and other recordings as well as online material.

NB! The Legal Deposit Office (Yliopistonkatu 1) and the telephone service are open 1.6.-31.8.2022 on weekdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Description of the service and instructions

General information on legal deposit services, publications to be deposited, the number of copies required and necessary attachments. 

Submitting legal deposit copies

Contact details, instructions for submitting legal deposit copies and reception point opening hours. 



Forms for delivering legal deposit copies of physical and online materials. 



Printed materials and recordings

Books, ephemera, magazines, series, sheet music, maps, sound recordings and games 

Printed materials and recordings

Online materials

Web archive, electronic legal deposits, digital preservation of online materials


Online materials