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British Library On Demand offers access to a huge collection of material. Sometimes you may not be able to find what you are looking for, so here are some steps that can help you on your way.

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Whilst we have 42 million article level records available for searching through our online ordering interface and API, some of our material is searchable only at title level, and for some items there are no online catalogue records available. We are moving over to a new mechanism for processing journal metadata, for instance, so for some publishers we may have a delay in processing their metadata. 

How can you find the items you are looking for?

To help you find these items, we recommend you take the following steps when searching:

1.            Search for your item of interest, for example using the article title, article author or keywords. Then if you don't find the item you want;

2.            Search for the journal title. Where we hold a title we generally have the full run of issues and will be able to supply you with the article you need.

3.            Select the relevant title and you will be prompted for more details about your specific item of interest. Please give us as much accurate information as you can to help us locate it.

Please note that if you submit an order for an item we are unable to supply, you will not be charged.

If you have any further queries, please contact our Customer Service team, who can provide further assistance as required.

News stories

British Library On Demand Service Update June 2020

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EHESS Service Update

10 June 2020

The British Library is committed to support our colleagues in Higher Education as you make the necessary transition to online teaching. Find out how we are restarting our operations to support you.

Impact of VAT Changes on British Library On Demand

10 June 2020

In May 2020, the Government announced changes to VAT on electronic publications. If those products we supply electronically are deemed to attract zero VAT our charging will be amended at the earliest opportunity. Read more about these changes here.

British Library On Demand Annual Price Review

10 June 2020

Following the annual review there have been some small changes to the pricing for content from British Library On Demand from 1 August 2020. Find out how this may affect you

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