Scheduled maintenance for British Library On Demand

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We are performing maintenance on British Library On Demand which will mean that the service is unavailable over the weekend of 20-21 July 2019.

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Our On Demand services will be unavailable to all users for up to two days between 9am on Saturday 20 July, and 8am on Monday 22 July, except to download already supplied items. We will be using this for necessary maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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