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Electronic Legal Deposit: Access

Under the terms of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 and the Legal Deposit (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 access to electronic legal deposit (eLD) material may only be provided to readers at a workstation “on library premises controlled by the deposit library”. Currently there are six such designated PCs in the main Reading Room of the University Library and one each in most of its affiliated faculty and departmental libraries.

Access is available within the Affiliated Libraries as follows:

Library Access terminal available Printing
African Studies Yes No
Archaeology and Anthropology (Haddon Library) Yes No
Architecture and History of Art Yes No
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Yes Yes
Classics Yes No
Criminology (Radzinowicz Library) Yes Yes
Divinity Yes Yes
Economics (Marshall Library) Yes Yes
Education Yes Yes
English Yes Yes
History (Seeley Library) Yes Yes
Medical Yes Yes
MML Yes Yes
Moore Yes Yes
Music (Pendlebury Library) Yes Yes
Philosophy (Casimir Lewy Library) No No
Social and Political Sciences Yes Yes
South Asian Studies Yes No
Squire Law Library Yes Yes
Whipple Yes Yes

 

Access is not permitted via any other device connected to the University network or off-campus. Nor can designated PCs be installed in other Cambridge libraries, including college libraries, as these are not “controlled by the deposit library”.

To access eLD material via a designated PC first read the “Terms and Conditions” and, if in agreement, click to “Accept conditions and continue”.

 

Then enter search terms in the basic iDiscover search box. On the designated PCs a default filter is set to limit a search to “Electronic Legal Deposit” material.

 

To view the text of an item either click on the phrase “Online access restricted to designated PCs in the main UL + affiliated libraries” in the brief catalogue record

 

or open the full record and click on the link under “View Online”.

 

Please note that eLD journal articles are indexed at article level and should be searched for by author and/or article title. It is not currently possible to search for a journal title and browse articles within it. The “Online access” links in catalogue records for eLD journals are disabled.

For information about maps see here or contact staff in the University Library’s Map Room (email maps@lib.cam.ac.uk, tel.: 01223 (3)33041 or (3)33042.

Only one concurrent user is permitted to access a given eLD item via any of the designated PCs throughout Cambridge libraries. However, if a session is inactive for five minutes, it will time out and another user will shortly afterwards be able to access the same item.

If the default “Electronic Legal Deposit” filter is cancelled, a search will also retrieve records for non-eLD material, but links to subscription electronic resources will not work. These may be consulted via any other computer connected to the University network or off-campus by current staff and students using their Raven login.