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Payment is accepted by credit/debit/charge card only, and we accept all major cards, except American Express.

Confirmation of your payment will be sent by email, including a reference number. Please quote this reference number in any communication regarding your order. Tax will be added to your order as appropriate. All products are priced in UK pounds, and include UK Value Added Tax (VAT) at 20% where applicable. This will be deducted from any orders delivered to non-EU countries. UK VAT is payable on all non-book products. There is currently no VAT on books.

Prices quoted exclude P&P and these charges will be added before you complete your order. Further details about P&P charges can be found on our deliveries page.

Data protection

We will only use any personal address details to deliver your order and we will not pass them on to any third party. You can read the British Library's privacy policy here.


The Online Shop uses cookies as part of the shopping basket process. It also uses them to recognise you if you return to the site if you have chosen that option on the order form. The benefit to you is that you will not have to retype your address every time you return to the site.

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Our secure checkout is powered by Netbanx and we have introduced Verified by Visa and Mastercard© SecureCode™ to give added security.

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