The British Library's document supply service

British Library On Demand is the improved document supply service from
the British Library. We scan and send chapters and articles from our collections so you can have them
when and where you need them and we provide access to vast stores of digital content.

Search and order from over 42 million items right now or find out more about what
British Library On Demand can do for you or your organisation.

For scans and photographs of the British Library's historic collections please use our
Imaging Services.

What you need to know

Commercial

Power your business with cutting edge research direct from the British Library

Public good

Information and specialist On Demand services for UK public sector organisations and charities

Partners

On Demand partners with publishers, rights organisations and others to bring you a better service

Content

The largest physical collection in the world available to you and millions more items to download

News stories

Be more efficient and environmentally friendly when using On Demand

7 December 2018

You can make your On Demand experience more efficient and environmentally friendly with a switch to digital deliveries

On Demand Christmas and New Year Operating Times

7 December 2018

We will not be processing orders from 04.30 on Saturday 22 December to 08.00 on Thursday 27 December and then from 17.00 on Monday 31 December to 08.00 on Wednesday 2 January.

Switch to Electronic Invoicing with British Library On Demand now

5 September 2018

The British Library will be moving to a new Finance system next year and all invoices will be despatched by email.

Case studies

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…Working with the British Library has been the best co-operative development I’ve ever experienced…

Jennifer Perkins from Clio tells us why her customers have seen a 75% reduction in failed requests since they integrated their Interlibrary Loans software with British Library On Demand

…British Library On Demand is a major pillar in our strategy, without it we couldn’t provide the service we do…

For the University of Sheffield, British Library On Demand does more than just supply articles. Their relationship with the British Library enables them to come good on their core promise to students and researchers.