Return of On Demand Loan Service

On Demand - inter-library loan

From 17 August 2020 we are restarting our On Demand loan service.

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We are taking extra precautions to ensure you, our staff and the items remain safe to use for all. This means that it may take up to ten days for loans to be delivered. The loan period will only begin once the items have been despatched from The British Library.

If you are unable to requests loans, or your request is rejected please contact Customer Services. Please note, loans are only available to users with On Demand business accounts.

Our suspension of auto renewal fees will continue until the end of September 2020. From October 2020, we will reinstate the renewal fee of £5.35. You can find out more about how to return or renew your loan items on our webpages.

Should our capacity become stretched, or the situation with Covid-19 change, please be aware that we may need to scale back our operations.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service team.

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