On Demand

British Library On Demand

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Latest News

Impact of Covid-19 - Update 1 July 2020
We are resuming services using a phased approach. Bear with us as we work to increase capacity. We aim to provide a next day service for urgent orders requested through On Demand and will supply standard service requests as soon as possible. Click 'Impact of Covid-19' above for further information.

Impact of Covid-19 - Update 6 May 2020
In line with current restrictions on working practices, the British Library is providing a limited On Demand Service from our electronic stores and partner sites only (click 'Impact of Covid-19' above for further information). If your request is related to Covid-19 please submit your request via the two hour ordering service. Although we are not providing two hour delivery, this will allow us to prioritise your requests effectively. Please note, you will not be charged the higher fee.

Search Open access
Click the link above to check if your article or book is available Open access (online access to research content available free and unrestricted).

Virtual credit cards
We are unable to accept one time virtual disposable credit card payments.

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