Changes when ordering images


We’ve simplified the way you can order images from the British Library.

Published date:

You will notice some changes when using our order form that will simplify your experience. Some of these changes include:

  • Making all payments from Credit/Debit Cards or Accounts
  • Electronic despatch on all items
  • Simplified image formats and pricing

You can find out all you need to know about how to Order Images from our user guide. If you have any further queries, please contact us.


We’re back at the ARA Conference

16 August 2019

British Library Digitisation Services will be exhibiting at the Archives and Records Association Conference in Leeds on the 28-29 August.

Changes to Imaging Services Terms and Conditions

24 April 2019

We wanted to let you know about some changes to the Terms and Conditions at the British Library, including new special terms for Imaging Services.

Case studies

…“It was really easy working with the BL to get our older theses scanned"…

The British Library worked with the University of Warwick on a project to convert more than 1000 doctoral theses from microfilm to digital using the Library’s state of the art microfilm scanner.

…"British Library Imaging Services are uniquely placed to supply quality digital images of back catalogue and rare material"…

British Library Imaging Services and Taylor & Francis have a long standing partnership which sees Imaging Services supply digitised copies of the Taylor and Francis back catalogue.

…British Library Imaging Services have backed up their reputation with a quality service to deliver scans and metadata…

British Library Imaging Services brought thousands of items from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s archives back to life and introduced them to new audiences

…It's possible for researchers anywhere in the world to study the manuscripts in greater detail than would ever be possible with the naked eye.…

The imaging team rose to challenge of digitising 350 rare Greek manuscripts, producing over 120,000 beautiful images