You need a British Library Online Account to use many of our services. You open an account by registering your details with us.
What services require an online account?
- Reader services - to see items in our collections you need to register for a free Reader Pass and a British Library Online Account.
NB: If you obtained your Reader Pass before 13 July 2020, but don’t have an Online Account, you will need to get an account for Reader Services
Reader Passes issued after 13 July are automatically set up with an Online Account.
- On Demand - we scan and send remote supply items so you can have them when and where you need them. Register for an account for On Demand.
- Management & Business Studies (MBS) Portal - this Portal will help you find and use high quality management research publications. Register for an account for the MBS Portal.
Can I edit my account?
You can edit your account if you need to change your password or edit your details. My Account also has 'forgotten username' and 'forgotten password' help.
What if I want to use more than one of your services?
If, in the future, you require other Library services you won't need to register from scratch; you can change your account options to include the new service(s).