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Service options available to users of Explore the British Library

If you are a member of the general public and are not registered as a British Library Reader, or for our On Demand, document supply service, you can:

  • View British Library web site pages
  • View free online resources, such as archived websites and datasets
  • Register for a Reader Pass to see items in the Library's Reading Rooms
  • Order articles to your home or office from our On Demand document supply service (this is a charged service and you will need to register).

If you are a registered On Demand customer, you can:

  • Order copies of articles and order some items for interlibrary; you need to log in to do this
  • View British Library web site pages
  • View free online resources, such as archived websites and datasets.

If you are a registered British Library Reader Pass holder, you can:

  • Order items to be delivered to British Library Reading Rooms; you need to log in to do this
  • View subscribed online resources, on library PCs in our Reading Rooms
  • View British Library web site pages
  • View free online resources, such as archived websites and datasets
  • Order copies of articles from our On Demand document supply service (this is a charged service).