noun

British
  • A library entitled to receive one free copy of each book, pamphlet, map, music sheet or score, and periodical published in the UK.

    • ‘The National Library of Scotland, a copyright library which received editions of all my books, also refused to say anything.’
    • ‘But till very recently, the major copyright libraries of the world have had a policy of throwing away book jackets.’
    • ‘Edinburgh has great cultural assets, the Festival, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Portrait Gallery and the copyright library.’
    • ‘Significantly, I could not find it in any university in my region, so I travelled to the nearest copyright library (in Oxford).’

Pronunciation

copyright library