Make 2018 the year you switch to DRM Lite

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Over 50% of articles ordered via British Library On Demand are now opened using DRM Lite. Your organisation can join the growing number of customers using DRM Lite without delay.

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When receiving your On Demand orders using DRM Lite there is no need to install any third party software and articles can be opened on multiple devices, including mobile devices like MacBooks, laptops, smartphones and other tablets. 

The greater flexibility to DRM Lite users means they can access their content in different locations as necessary, and documents are not tied to the first device on which they are opened. DRM Lite encryption ensures that items are only used as permitted by law and copyright holders’ rights are protected. 

To begin using DRM Lite users need to be registered for On Demand and have a recent version of Adobe Reader installed on their device.  You can start using DRM Lite, by selecting it as the Copy Encryption Format option in your business account preferences or contact Customer Services who will be able to help you and provide test documents and further information. 

News stories

British Library On Demand operating hours, Easter 2021

22 March 2021

Easter is upon us, so most On Demand services will stop from 16.00 on 1 April to when we re-open at 08.00 on 6 April

Auto renewal fee on On Demand loans suspended

8 December 2020

The auto renewal fee on British Library On Demand loans will remain suspended until the new year.

Matching via the API

8 December 2020

Matching/searching our content using the On Demand API

Change in price to the CLA default Copyright fee

8 December 2020

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) default copyright fee will be rising from £20.00 to £22.50 on 1 January 2021.

Case studies

…Working with the British Library has been the best co-operative development I’ve ever experienced…

Jennifer Perkins from Clio tells us why her customers have seen a 75% reduction in failed requests since they integrated their Interlibrary Loans software with British Library On Demand

…British Library On Demand is a major pillar in our strategy, without it we couldn’t provide the service we do…

For the University of Sheffield, British Library On Demand does more than just supply articles. Their relationship with the British Library enables them to come good on their core promise to students and researchers.