Delivery information

Shipping costs

Region

Orders under £15

Orders over £15

Orders over £100

UK Standard

£3.50

Orders over £15 get FREE UK postage

Free Shipping

UK Courier

£5

£5

Free Shipping

Europe Airmail

£4

£8

£8

Europe Courier

£25

£25

Free Shipping

Worldwide Airmail

£5

Between £10 - £12

Between £10 - £12

North America Courier

£30

£30

Free Shipping

Worldwide Courier

£35

£35

Free Shipping
















Shipping times

Region

STANDARD

COURIER

UK

2-5 business days

1-3 business days

Europe Airmail

5-7 business days

3-5 business days

North America

10+ business days

5-7 business days

Worldwide Airmail

10+ business days

7-10 business days










Click and Collect

Click and Collect allows you to buy online and collect your items from our Shop in St Pancras.

Orders placed before 3pm will be ready to collect from noon the following day (including weekends). Please ensure you check the Shop opening times before coming to collect.

To pick up your order, you will need to show both:

  • Your order confirmation email

and

  • Personal ID (e.g. driving license, debit/credit card)

If someone else is collecting an order on your behalf, they will need to show your order confirmation email and ID in your (the purchaser’s) name.

Items will be held for 10 working days; if not collected during that time, your purchase will be automatically refunded.

If items need to be returned, please follow the normal procedure. You are welcome to bring your item back to the Shop in St Pancras if more convenient, however please bear in mind that refunds are not processed directly at the till point, but online via our payment partner. 

Shipping exceptions

Alcohol

Products containing alcohol are excluded from international delivery.

Prints

Delivery charges for bespoke prints ordered from our prints website (www.bl.uk/prints) vary.

Please note that we do not deliver to PO boxes.

Customs

There may be local duty and/or taxes payable on goods delivered outside the UK. The British Library is not responsible for paying these charges.

Pre-Orders

Pre-Orders will be dispatched separately from the rest of your order on the publication date specified.