British Library On Demand closures for Easter 2018

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The Easter Bank Holiday is upon us, so most On Demand services will stop from 22.00 on 29 March to when we re-open at 08.00 on 3 April

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The Easter weekend is a public holiday in the UK, so the British Library’s site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire will be closed. This includes the processing of British Library On Demand orders from our physical collections and third-party suppliers and our Customer Services team. This closure will be reflected in the dispatch dates estimated by our online ordering interface.

You will still be able to order items from our electronic stores for immediate download.

If we receive your order after 22:00 BST on Thursday 29 March, we won’t start processing it until we reopen on Tuesday 3 April at 08:00 BST. This includes orders with 2-hour and 24-hour delivery speeds. Any 2-hour or 24-hour orders that we receive after 22:00 on 29 March will be timed from 08:00 on 3 April.

The British Library’s Reading Room in Boston Spa will also be closed on Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April, reopening at 09.00 on Tuesday 3 April.


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