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    Delivery information

    Delivery information

    Standard orders

    Orders over £75* will qualify for FREE standard shipping within the UK.

    Order value

    Under £25

    £25 - £75

    Over £75


    UK Standard

    £ 3.50

    £ 5.00


    up to 7 Business Days

    Please allow 7 working days from the time you place your order to contact us about undelivered orders.

    Local pick up

    Local pick up is free and allows you to buy online and collect your items from our shop in St. Pancras.

    North American and Rest of the World Orders

    Order value

    Under £25

    £25 - £50

    £50 - £100*

    Over £100*



    £ 20

    £ 30

     £ 40

    £ 50

    12+ Business Days

    *Order tracking available

    Please check here for information on international delivery status from Royal Mail. Not all international orders are sent tracked so we may not be able to provide tracking details.

    Please allow up to 21 working days from the time you place your order to contact us about undelivered orders.

    Please note this is not applicable to Custom prints, you can find more information below.

    Local pick up

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

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

    • Your order confirmation email


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

    If someone is collecting an order on your behalf, they will need to show your order confirmation email and the 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 refunded.

    If you are unable to collect, please get in touch.

    Custom Prints

    We are able to process UK and international orders for custom prints, with the exception of Europe.

    UK Orders

    Custom Print Type

     UK Shipping


    Unframed Custom Print


    5-7 Business Days

    Framed Custom Print


    21 Business Days*


    North America

     Custom Print Type

    North American Shipping


    Unframed Custom Print


    15+ Business Days


    Rest of the World

     Custom Print Type

    ROW Shipping


    Unframed Custom Print


    15+ Business Days

    Please note our Custom prints are not eligible for free shipping.

    Your prints and frames will be handmade by King & McGaw at their Sussex workshop.

    Unframed orders are shipped within 5 working days (normally shipped next day).

    Framed orders are shipped within 20 working days.

    For more information about Custom prints please visit our FAQ's.

    Orders to Europe

    Due to Brexit, we have had to temporarily pause all orders to mainland Europe until further notice. We hope to have these up and running again as soon as possible, and we will keep you informed of any changes.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We’re truly grateful for your ongoing support of the British Library.

    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. Check here for the international shipping status from Royal Mail.


    If your delivery address is not within the United Kingdom, you may be subject to import duties, taxes and delivery service charges, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. You will need to pay any additional charges for customs clearance.

    If an order remains unclaimed from your local customs authority, a refund will be given once the order has been returned to the British Library. The time this takes will be dependent on the local customs authority, and a refund of the original shipping charge unfortunately cannot be given.

    Please be aware that customs policies vary widely from country to country and we advise you to contact your local customs office for further information. Please be aware that cross-border shipments are subject to opening and inspection by custom authorities.


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


    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.

    Resending of Orders

    Due to varying timescales for international customs procedures, if you do not receive your order within 30 days of the original dispatch date, we reserve the right to review the missing or delayed order on a case by case basis.