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Who to contact about your orders, new business and clearing permissions for re-use

Images of some of our collections are already digitised and available for delivery straight away. Please contact our Customer Services for more information:

  • Telephone +44 (0)1937 546060 during the hours of 09.00 – 16.30, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.
  • Quick Chat is available Monday to Friday: 09.30 – 16:00.
  • Email: We aim to respond to all email enquires within 10 working days.

For copies of contemporary research content, such as journal articles and book chapters, please use British Library On Demand.

Digitising your collection

We'd be delighted to chat to you about creating digital images of your own items, or those from the Library's collections, provide a quote for your project or share advice on sourcing funding for a digitisation project. Drop us a line at 


For information about clearing permissions to use British Library images commercially or queries about using our online permissions form, please contact our Permissions team.

Permissions Department
British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

t: +44 (0)20 7412 7755


Find out more

Get ready to digitise

Find out what we can digitise and how we go about it.

Who we work with

We’ve digitised many prestigious archives – browse our case studies.

Our services

In addition to digitising images from our vast collection for a range of clients, we also offer expert scanning, bulk digitisation plus a wide range of specialist digitisation services.

Pricing and ordering

No two projects are the same: request a quote for your bespoke digitisation project.