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British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS)

The new British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS) has taken over 2 years to develop, cost nearly £6 million and has completely replaced legacy systems. In addition to introducing new services supporting remote document supply, it retains the links with all Library services and systems that currently interact with document supply operations.

In these pages, we'll give you a whole host of resources and information on the new system.

Please bookmark this page - we'll be adding information and updating over the coming weeks.

If you have recently used BLDSS, we would be grateful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey to tell us how satisfied or dissatisfied you are.

Access the Online Ordering and Administration interface

Please note the entire site is live except Premium Services. You can familiarise yourself with the site, including Registering, Log-in, Searching, placing items in the Basket and Administering your Account.

Contact Us

Useful contact numbers for British Library document supply services


Answers and guidance to our most frequently asked questions


An introduction to BLDSS, including background and key information

Premium Services

Guides to the new Premium Services

Registering for and Accessing BLDSS

Links and Information to Access and Use BLDSS

Product Tours

These videos are designed to show you how to use our new online Document Supply Service.

Resource Centre, including the Deployment Guide

Download and view Handbooks and Guides for BLDSS