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Articles delivered via email

If the British Library is able to supply your article, a link to the pdf document is delivered by email (via DRM Lite)

In order to access your first DRM Lite article, you will need to register with the British Library On Demand Service.

You will receive an email from Sender: with an active link to a document download page. Click on this link and follow the instructions to download your document.

Access to this link will cease after 30 days. Please note that ILL staff are also unable to recover the article for you after the 30 day limit. If you download and save the document you will have access to it for 3 years from the date of supply.

Click here for a DRM Lite Problem Solving Guide.


Loanable items

You will receive an email notifying you to collect the item(s) from your Branch Library.

Restrictions may be placed by the lending library requiring that some material be used in the library only.

Items for loan can usually be borrowed for 4 weeks. The return date will be written on a slip inserted in the book. Inter-library loans should be returned to the library from which they were issued.



It may be possible to extend the loan period of an item, providing it is not in demand. Please contact your library. A further extension may require an additional charge.