Texts to which Cambridge libraries have access through electronic legal deposit (eLD), also known as non-print legal deposit (NPLD), can be identified in iDiscover by the appearance of the phrase “Online access restricted to designated PCs in the UL and most Faculty and Departmental libraries”.
Some publishers are now depositing their journals electronically. Where a journal was previously deposited in print a note in the iDiscover journal record indicates this, and gives the date when the change happened. E.g.: “For issues published from January 2014 see also Electronic Legal Deposit (Only available on designated PCs in the main University Library and Affiliated Libraries).”
Under the terms of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 and the Legal Deposit (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013 access to eLD material may only be provided to readers at a workstation “on library premises controlled by the deposit library”. In the University Library there are currently six such designated PCs in the main Reading Room and four in the North Reading Room of the University Library, and one each in most of the affiliated libraries.
The legislation imposes a number of other restrictions: