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Did you know that 23 April is World Book and Copyright Day? This is the perfect time to find out about the legal deposit and identification number of Luxembourg publications, which are compulsory procedures to be carried out at the Luxembourg National Library (Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg - BnL).
Each year, the BnL compiles the national bibliography of the publications deposited with it. Any publication published on the national territory must be subject to legal deposit.
Publication should be understood as any document (paper or digital):
In addition, Luxembourg publications must receive an identification number. The BnL is also responsible for allocating these numbers at the request of publishers.
There are 3 types of identifiers:
The declaration of legal deposit and the application for an identification number are steps that:
For more information on the publishing sector in Luxembourg, please consult our explanatory information pages.
Separate applications for the months of June to November 2020 to the Recovery and Solidarity Fund must be submitted by 15 May 2021.
The Chamber of Commerce offers several webinars aimed at businesses in May 2021.
Due to COVID-19, the General Directorate for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises has set up a certified emergency allowance (2021) available to the self-employed.