On Demand - partners

Access the most up-to-date and influential research in the British Library’s collections straight from your laptop, tablet or mobile

Extend your customer base or get access to more content by partnering with On Demand

We partner with publishers, rights organisations and others to bring our customers better services. Information providers receive access to our vast collections for their customers and publishers benefit from our broad and loyal customer base.

Aggregators, resellers and other suppliers can build against our API to give their customers direct access to On Demand on their own platform. Allow your customers to search our collection and get up-front availability and price information all within your own interface. Our Business Development team are always happy to discuss potential development projects with you.


A direct licence with On Demand opens up new distribution channels for publishers.  We have over 13,000 customers who regularly use our services to access content from publishers across the globe.

A direct licence with On Demand means you get royalty fees direct from us on a quarterly basis, along with detailed reports on how your content is being used through our services.

Over 90 publishers have direct licences with On Demand already, to join them contact our Publisher Licensing team. Publishers benefiting from licences with On Demand include:

  • American Institute of Physics
  • BMJ Publishing Group
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier
  • Emerald
  • Karger
  • MIT Press
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • Oxford University Press
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Sage
  • Science Reviews
  • Springer Science + Media
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • World Scientific

More about On Demand

API Integration

Seamless ordering and account management for organisations


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

Course packs and reading lists

The simple way to create course packs and reading lists for virtual learning environments

News stories

Changes to On Demand invoices

15 February 2019

The British Library is upgrading its finance system, meaning there will be changes to your invoices

British Library PhD Research Placements: Call for Applications

14 January 2019

Apply to undertake one of our forthcoming PhD research placements.

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