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Legal Deposit Department


The functions performed through the Collection Development and Processing Department includes:

  • Acquisition of materials for the National Library of Nigeria through subscriptions/ purchases;

  • Acquiring books and non-book materials into the National Library through gifts and exchange, as well as donations from well meaning individuals and organization;

  • Collecting legal deposit materials (print and non-print) from private/commercial publishers, Federal and State Government Ministries/Parastatals/Agencies;

  • Attending book launch/fairs for on the spot collection of legal deposit materials;

  • Advertisements/announcements in Nigerian dailies for publishers/authors/printers to deposit their materials in the National Library of Nigeria;

  • Organizing enlightenment programmes and workshops for publishers/authors/printers;

  • Identifying possible sources of books and other gift materials to the National Library;

  • Ensuring that such gifts are channeled for appropriate use and acknowledged accordingly;

  • Soliciting for book aid from Overseas on behalf of the National Library of Nigeria.



The department is composed of four (4) divisions:


2.Legal Deposit 

3.Gifts & Exchange 


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