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eLegal Deposit

You may find items with a notice stating Online access: Restricted to library computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries

These items are received through Legal Deposit legislation, which entitles the Bodleian Libraries to receive a copy of every item published in the UK & Ireland.  The Legal Deposit Act 2003 imposes a number of restrictions on these items including:

  • limiting access to Bodleian Libraries workstations only
  • restricting access to each item to one person at a time
  • prohibiting digital copying and saving including copying and pasting

Many electronic Legal Deposit items are also available as regular e-journals/ e-books which are subject to fewer restrictions.

Finding Books in the EFL

The EFL is in the process of re-classifying the whole collection into one classification scheme (the LCC scheme).
You can get some assistance on how to use the LCC scheme to find books by visiting our guide: