Information for other libraries wishing to use the Document Delivery Service

We welcome document supply requests from other libraries in the UK and abroad, please send, email or fax your request to the address below.

Within the UK

We supply book loans and copies of articles via email. When making requests please include the following details:

  • Your request number
  • Your BLDSC Billing Account number


  • We charge the current standard British Library rate for a loan or a copy
  • We do not charge for renewals

If an item is held at one of our campus libraries you can either apply direct or to the Central Library and we will forward the request. Contact details for our libraries are listed at the links above or refer to the British Library Directory of Library Codes.

Send requests for items from the Science Museum to


We supply photocopies of articles but do not lend books.

Once we receive your request we will advise you of the charge. Costs may vary but in general we charge 1 IFLA voucher per 15 pages photocopied. 


Imperial PhD theses are not available for loan or through the British Library EThOS service. A digitised copy can be provided if we can obtain the author's permission.
Full details are available on application.


Document Delivery
Central Library
Imperial College London

Mila Baranova, Head of Document Delivery: +44 (0) 20 7594 8834
Manish Patel, Senior Library Assistant Document Delivery: +44 (0) 20 7594 8178
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7594 8867