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Privacy policy - Your Rights

You are entitled to:

  • request copies of, and/or access to your personal information. Please note that you can view your online profile relating to our Services via the My Account Service, and you can access details of items that you have requested for use in our Reading Rooms by logging on as a Reader and using the My Requests facility.
  • request that your personal information be corrected where inaccurate or incomplete
  • request that your personal data be deleted (or that we stop using your personal data) where it is no longer necessary
  • request that we stop sending you direct marketing communications


In some cases, these rights are subject to certain conditions and limitations. If you would like more details about these rights, or to exercise any of your rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Corporate Information Management Unit
The British Library
96 Euston Road



Any request received will be processed within one calendar month of the Library accepting your request.

To help us identify the personal information you are referring to, please include any details that will enable us to locate the relevant personal information.

In order to be sure that your personal information is not disclosed to an imposter, we may require you to provide us with proof of identity before any action is taken or personal information is disclosed.


If you are still unhappy with our response to such a request you may complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Details on how to do so can be found on the ICO’s website at

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