THE DEPOSIT LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE ACT.
Arrangement of Sections.
Deposit Library and Documentation Centre.
Delivery of copies of books, etc.
Offences and penalties.
Powers of exemption.
THE DEPOSIT LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE
Commencement: 24 October, 1969.
An Act to make provision for the deposit and preservation of copies of books written or printed and published in Uganda.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“book” includes every part or division of a book, newspaper, periodical, magazine, review, gazette, pamphlet, sheet of letterpress, sheet of music, map, plan, chart or table separately published, but does not include any second or subsequent edition of a book unless that edition contains additions or alterations either in the letterpress or in the maps, prints or other illustrative material belonging to the book;
“Deposit Library and Documentation Centre” means the Deposit Library and Documentation Centre established by section 2.
2. Deposit Library and Documentation Centre.
There is established a Deposit Library and Documentation Centre which shall be administered by the Uganda Management Institute and in which shall be deposited and kept all copies of books as prescribed by this Act and such other books, publications and material which the Minister may, in his or her discretion, decide to deposit and keep.
3. Delivery of copies of books, etc.
(1) The publisher of every book published in Uganda and any person who, being ordinarily resident in Uganda, is the author of a book published outside Uganda, shall—
within one month after the publication, deliver, at his or her own expense, a copy of the book to the librarian of the Deposit Library and Documentation Centre, who shall give a receipt for it; and
if written demand is made within three months after publication,
deliver, within one month after receipt of that written demand, or if the demand was made before publication, within one month after publication, to the Minister, one copy of the book.
In the case of an encyclopaedia, newspaper, review, magazine or work published in a series of numbers or parts, the written demand made under subsection (1)(b) may include all numbers or parts of the work which may be subsequently published.
The copy of the book delivered pursuant to any of the provisions of subsection (1) shall be a copy of the whole book with all maps and illustrations belonging to it, finished and coloured in the same manner as the best copies of the book are published, and shall be bound, sewed or stitched together, and on the best paper on which the book is printed.
4. Offences and penalties.
If any publisher or author fails to comply with any of the provisions of section 3, he or she commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of one hundred shillings, and the court before which any such publisher or author is convicted may, in addition, order the offender to deliver to the librarian of the Deposit Library and Documentation Centre or to the Minister or to both a copy of the book in respect of which the conviction is recorded, or to pay to the librarian or to the Minister or to both, the value of that book.
5. Powers of exemption.
The Minister may, by statutory order, exempt from all or any of the provisions of this Act any specified class of book either absolutely or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order.
History: Act 38/1969.