The way the Library provides copies of British Library Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) journal articles and book chapters changed on Monday 2nd July 2018.
From Monday 2nd July 2018 the Library moved to the British Library’s DRM Lite System, which has the following advantages;
It provides secure, encrypted inter library loan documents via email
Instead of documents being locked to a particular PC they are linked to personal accounts. This has the advantage of meaning that a document can be viewed from any fixed PC or mobile device.
PLEASE BE AWARE - BEFORE YOU CAN USE THE BRITISH LIBRARY'S DRM LITE SYSTEM ALL CUSTOMERS NEED TO REGISTER FOR AN INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT.
A link to the document download page will be sent to your University email address by the British Library.
What you need to be aware of:
Be sure to check your email regularly. Documents will only be stored on the server at the British Library for 30 days, so you need to save or print them before this time runs out.
Once you've opened your document, you can save multiple copies of the document to different devices, and can print one copy.
Save your document otherwise access will cease after 30 days. Once saved, you should have access to it for three years from the date of supply.
The document is encrypted so it's not possible to add notes or comments.
Providing you have internet access you will be able to view your document anywhere, just enter your On Demand username and password when asked.
Once you have opened a document with your username and password, it is locked to your account, and you will need to enter the username and password each time you want to open the document.
You might like to use the test link on the British Library download page, to check first whether you will be able to download, access and print the document.
How to register for a British Library On Demand account