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Inter-Library Loans: a new way to deliver your British Library files

From 19th February a new file delivery system, DRM Lite, will be used for documents you request from the British Library. This replaces our previous service, FileOpen.

First time users will need to register for British Library On Demand. The login and password you create will be used to open any future documents you request.

A key benefit of DRM Lite is that you will be able to access the documents with any online device or computer and there are no plugins required. You will need Adobe Reader version 10.

Need help with using electronic resources?

Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or use our Ask-a-Librarian service

Want to know more about e-books?

Check out our FAQs

Guides and tutorials

Guides and Tutorials

For access and other issues browse our range of Guides and Tutorials

IDD requests


Item not in the library stock? Place an ILL request

Referencing your work

Referencing your Work

How to reference information from other sources in your own academic writing

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