On Demand - partners

Extend your customer base or get access to more content by partnering
with On Demand

We partner with publishers, rights organisations and others to bring our customers better services. Information providers receive access to our vast collections for their customers and publishers benefit from our broad and loyal customer base.

Aggregators, resellers and other suppliers can build against our API to give their customers direct access to On Demand on their own platform. Allow your customers to search our collection and get up-front availability and price information all within your own interface. Our Business Development team are always happy to discuss potential development projects with you.


A direct licence with On Demand opens up new distribution channels for publishers.  We have over 13,000 customers who regularly use our services to access content from publishers across the globe.

A direct licence with On Demand means you get royalty fees direct from us on a quarterly basis, along with detailed reports on how your content is being used through our services.

Over 90 publishers have direct licences with On Demand already, to join them contact our Publisher Licensing team. Publishers benefiting from licences with On Demand include:

  • American Institute of Physics
  • BMJ Publishing Group
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier
  • Emerald
  • Karger
  • MIT Press
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • Oxford University Press
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sage
  • Science Reviews
  • Springer Science + Media
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • World Scientific

More about On Demand

API Integration

Seamless ordering and account management for organisations


The largest physical collection in the world available to you and millions more items to download

Course packs and reading lists

The simple way to create course packs and reading lists for virtual learning environments

News stories

British Library On Demand prices will be changing in August

9 June 2016

Pricing for British Library On Demand for 2016/17 will be introduced in August and is now on our pricing pages

API integration improves the On Demand experience

23 May 2017

Join the growing number of customers benefiting from improvements to the automated requesting process that the British Library On Demand API brings.

Ariel Document Delivery software to be withdrawn

13 April 2017

As of 30 June 2017, Ariel is being retired, British Library On Demand customers will be able to use DRM Lite for document delivery