Buy quality images and scans of fascinating material from the British Library’s collections
to use for study, publication or broadcast.

Revive your organisation's own collections with our managed digitisation services. We can
manage your project from start to finish and are experts in handling rare and fragile material.

For copies of contemporary research content, such as journal articles and book chapters,
please use British Library On Demand.

What you need to know

Managed digitisation

Find out how our digitisation experts can help you and your organisation digitise your archives

Ordering images

All you need to know about ordering scans or photographs of British Library collection items

Specialist digitisation

We have specialist expertise in handling a range of material types and managing complex preservation requirements

Case studies

…“It was really easy working with the BL to get our older theses scanned"…

The British Library worked with the University of Warwick on a project to convert more than 1000 doctoral theses from microfilm to digital using the Library’s state of the art microfilm scanner.

…"British Library Imaging Services are uniquely placed to supply quality digital images of back catalogue and rare material"…

British Library Imaging Services and Taylor & Francis have a long standing partnership which sees Imaging Services supply digitised copies of the Taylor and Francis back catalogue.

…A quick look at the British Library's extensive holdings confirmed they had what we needed to make the complete archive…

Guilford Publications made use of the British Library collections when digitising with British Library Imaging Services.

…It's possible for researchers anywhere in the world to study the manuscripts in greater detail than would ever be possible with the naked eye.…

The imaging team rose to challenge of digitising 350 rare Greek manuscripts, producing over 120,000 beautiful images


Visit the British Library at Boston Spa

24 January 2017

The British Library at Boston Spa is open to UKSG Conference Attendees

Come and see us at Talis Insight Europe 2017

3 March 2017

British Library On Demand, Imaging Services and EThOS will be attending Talis Insight Europe on 25-26 April 2017.