On Demand

British Library On Demand

Search and order the latest research content direct from the British Library. Find journal articles, books, conference papers and more.


Latest News

24 hour orders
Due to the implementation of Covid-19 safe working practices, we are currently unable to process 24-hour orders in the stated timeframe (you will not be charged the premium rate).

Loans of items
From 17 August 2020, we are restarting our On Demand loan service. We are taking extra precautions to ensure you, our staff and the items remain safe to use. This means that it may take up to ten days for loans to be delivered (the loan period will still only begin once items have been despatched). Our suspension of auto renewal fees will continue until the end of September 2020. For further information, click 'Loans of items' above.

British Library On Demand is open for you
We are delighted to let you know that we are now able to open up access to more content to all our customers through British Library On Demand. For further information on the content and services available, delivery times and what to do if you need an item urgently for Covid-19 research, please click the link 'British Library On Demand is open for you' above.

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).

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