Legal deposit

Legal deposit aims to protect the cultural heritage of a country. In Belgium the legal deposit for publications is mandatory and the Royal Library acts as the legal repository (Dutch). All publications deposited in the Royal Library of Belgium are included in the Belgian bibliography. Thereby, they will obtain greater visibility on national and international level.

How to deposit your publication and obtain a deposit number?

After you have requested an ISBN, the university library attributes a deposit number to your publication. It is mandatory to state this number in your publication in order to identify the work and its publisher.

Please send two copies of your publication to the university library. If your publication is a doctoral thesis, you should send four copies. Deliver your copies to the contact address mentioned on this page.


Marc De Ron Bibliotheek Stadscampus
S.A. 361
Prinsstraat 13
B-2000 Antwerp
Tel. + 32 3 265 44 55