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    Delivery information

    Last Postage Dates for Christmas


    UK orders
    Standard Wednesday 18th December
    Express Friday 20th December


    Click & Collect from St. Pancras – Order by 5pm Sunday 22nd December for collection on Monday 23rd December (Opening times: 09.30 – 18:00)


    Europe
    International Standard Friday 13th December
    Courier Wednesday 18th December


    USA and Canada
    International Standard Wednesday 11th December
    Courier Monday 16th December


    Rest of the World
    Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East
    International Standard Thursday 5th December


    Australia and New Zealand
    International Standard Tuesday 10th December

    Please note that we will endeavour to get your orders to you in time for Christmas, however we cannot be held responsible for external factors such as adverse weather conditions.

     

    UK Orders

    Orders over £50 will qualify for FREE standard shipping.

    Type

    Under £50

    Over £50

    Over £100

    Timescale

    UK Standard

    £5

    FREE

    FREE

    2-5 Business Days

    UK Courier

    £10

    £10

    FREE

    1-3 Business Days


    European Orders

    Type

    Under £50

    Over £50

    Over £100

    Timescale

    European Airmail

    £7.50

    £10

    £25

    5-10 Business Days

    European Courier

    £20

    £25

    £30

    2-5 Business Days

     

    North American Orders

    Type

    Under £50

    Over £50

    Over £100

    Timescale

    North American Airmail

    £ 10

    £15

    £30

    10+  Business Days

    North American Courier

    £30

    £35

    £40

    5-10 Business Days

     

    Rest of the World Orders

    Type

    Under £50

    Over £50

    Over £100

    Timescale

    ROW Airmail

    £15

    £25

    £35

    10+  Business Days

    ROW Courier

    £30

    £35

    £50

    7-10 Business Days


    Click and Collect

    Click and Collect allows you to buy online and collect your items from our Shop in St Pancras.

    Orders placed before 3pm will be ready to collect from noon the following day (including weekends). Please ensure you check the Shop opening times before coming to collect.

    To pick up your order, you will need to show both:

    • Your order confirmation email

    and

    • Personal ID (e.g. driving license, debit/credit card)

    If someone else is collecting an order on your behalf, they will need to show your order confirmation email and ID in your (the purchaser’s) name.

    Items will be held for 10 working days; if not collected during that time, your purchase will be automatically refunded.

    If items need to be returned, please see our returns policy. You are welcome to bring your item back to the Shop in St Pancras if more convenient, however please bear in mind that refunds are not processed directly at the till point, but online via our payment partner.

    Shipping exceptions

    Please note that we do not deliver to PO boxes

    There may be some territories which are restricted by Royal Mail. Which will be reviews and updated regularly.

    Alcohol

    Products containing alcohol are excluded from international delivery.

    Prints

    Delivery charges for bespoke prints ordered from our prints website (www.bl.uk/prints) vary.

    Customs

    There may be local duty and/or taxes payable on goods delivered outside the UK. The British Library is not responsible for paying these charges.

    Pre-Orders

    Pre-Orders will be dispatched separately from the rest of your order on the publication date specified.

    Discounts

    Discounts and voucher codes may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

    Exchange rates

    All payments and refunds are made in pound sterling and we are not responsible for fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.