Are there any criteria for the designation of United Nations depository libraries?
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016
Yes. All States and Non-Self-Governing Territories are entitled to one free depository library, normally the national library or a major research library located in the capital city.
The national parliamentary library, if open to the public, is also entitled to receive material free of charge.
Additional depository libraries, which will be required to pay an annual contribution, may be designated taking into consideration the expected use to be made of the deposit, the over-all geographical distribution of the depository libraries in the country concerned, etc.
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