Service description

Submitting legal deposit copies of digital publications according to the Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials (Laki kulttuuriaineistojen tallettamisesta ja säilyttämisestä 1433/2007). Publications may be delivered to the Legal Deposit Office using an online form, or (upon agreement) through an SFTP connection, or in a data storage medium.

The aim of the service is to preserve Finnish digital publications and to make them available for researchers and other users today and in the future.

An online publisher is responsible for submitting digital publications if they cannot be harvested automatically.

Digital materials are described in the Finnish National Bibliography, Fennica, or in the National Discography of Finland, Viola, when applicable. Stored materials are available for local use on legal deposit terminals at the National Library and in other legal deposit libraries, the Library of Parliament, and the National Audiovisual Institute. 

Joining the service
  • Free of charge

The party responsible for submitting materials is responsible for costs incurred by the legal deposit.

Contact information
Legal Deposit Service
National Library
Vapaakappaletoimisto, PL 15
00014 Helsingin yliopisto
+358 (0)2941 44321 (arkisin/vardagar/weekdays 9-12)
Service users
  • Organisations
  • Private person
  • Enterprises

Online publishers, including aggregators, online bookstores and online music shops.

Steering responsibility

The National Library of Finland, the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Organisation model
  • Service is developed as part of basic operation of National Library
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