What can I order?

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You can order images of millions of items in our collections, but some things are off-limits for preservation and copyright reasons

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You can order images of British Library collection items that you find in our catalogues. The most common ones customers use are Explore the British Library and Explore Archives and Manuscripts.

Some of the material we hold isn’t on one of our online catalogues, but this doesn’t mean you can’t order an image from it. Contact one of our Reference Teams, and they will be able to help you find the material you want.

There are some restrictions on what you can copy from our collections and how we can make images of certain types of material.

Please refer to the terms and conditions and special terms.