Publications exempt from legal deposit

Below is a list of the types of publications exempt from legal deposit. A complete list can be found in the Regulation respecting the legal deposit of published documents other than films.

  • Posters smaller than 40 x 50 cm or bigger than 100 x 158 cm
  • Diaries
  • Colouring books
  • Advertisement
  • Telephone directories of towns
  • Calendars
  • Greeting cards
  • Commercial catalogues
  • Press releases
  • Contests
  • Slides
  • Documents of less than 5 pages
  • Financial statements
  • Forms
  • Timetables
  • Reports
  • Menus
  • Patterns or models
  • Photographs
  • Prospectuses (advertising leaflets)
  • Reprints of materials already deposited
  • Parish leaflets
  • Bookmarks
  • Rate or fee schedules
  • Tests, questionnaires or opinion polls
  • Theses
  • Offprints
  • Student works


If in doubt, please send us the document. A document that is not subject to legal deposit will be returned to you.


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