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NLB Act on Legal Deposit

Legal Deposit is supported by the National Library Board Act (Chapter 197, No. 5 of 1995, Part II Section 10). An excerpt of the legislation from the Singapore Statutes Online is appended below.

Deposit of library materials

10. — (1) The publisher of every library material published in Singapore shall, at the publisher’s own expense and within 4 weeks after the date of publication, deposit 2 copies (except as otherwise provided by regulations) of that library material with the Board at such place as the Board may determine.
(2) The Board may by regulations prescribe —
     (a) the library materials which are not required to be deposited with the Board; and
     (b) the quality and the format of the copies of library materials required to be deposited.
(3) Every publisher of any library material who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
(4) The Board may, in its discretion, compound any offence under this section by collecting from the person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $500.