We accept academic print journals, in a robust and stable condition, suitable for continued use.
UKRR cannot accept the submission of contaminated material. Any material submitted should be in a condition suitable for continued use. However, a copy which has suffered wear and tear is better than no copy at all. If you are unsure about the condition of your material, please refer to the UKRR Handbook or contact us.
The British Library will ensure all materials meet our collection management policies. A ‘due diligence’ process will be undertaken to ensure all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure that any item being purchased, borrowed, received or exchanged (whether on long-term deposit or short-term exhibition loan) constitutes a legitimate acquisition.
The UKRR service does not accept:
- Leisure Journals
- Newspapers (due to their specialist preservation needs)
- Teaching materials
*Investigations are ongoing regarding the potential for extending UKRR into low use monographs. For more information see the reports below:
- Condensed Monographs Report (PDF)
- Full Monographs Report (PDF)
- NMSG Feasibility Study on Monographs (PDF)