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Secure Electronic Delivery (SED)

Everything you need to know about receiving your document through SED.

Quick facts

  • Articles are delivered as encrypted PDFs and are fully copyright compliant
  • Users are required to have Adobe Digital Editions, a small, freely downloadable software application (4MB), to receive SED documents. For more information, please visit the Adobe Digital Editions website
  • You can order a document via any of our ordering routes and whether you are a registered or not

Visit our FAQ for more information.  

Further resources and information

Try downloading a test document from the link on the right.

Order an SED document through British Library Direct (credit card payment required)

View our frequently asked questions about SED.

For more information, please contact Customer Services at:

Tel: +44 (0)1937 546060
Fax: +44 (0) 1937 546333
Email: customer-services@bl.uk

PDF files

The links below are to Adobe PDF files. Accessibility solutions and free Reader software are available from Adobe.