Document Delivery Service
Manager, Document Delivery
+44 (0) 20 7594 8834
Senior Library Assistant, Document Delivery
+44 (0) 20 7594 8178
About the Document Delivery Service
This free and unlimited service is available to:
- Imperial students and staff
- NHS staff from trusts with links with Imperial
Requested material MUST be required for your Imperial College London or NHS work, coursework or research.
Making a document delivery request
Always check Library Search before making a request - we may have the publication either online or in print in your campus library.
If the item is not in any of our libraries or online collections use the Order books & articles link in Library Search. (For help see our short video A quick guide to placing a Document Delivery request.)
For an article from a journal at another Imperial campus library use the Order books & articles link on Library Search and we will email it to you.
Receiving journal articles from the British Library on your desktop
The British Library will send your article to your email address via their Secure Electronic Delivery service.
The article will be available for downloading from the British Library secure server for 30 days from dispatch, after which it will be deleted. Once downloaded you can view it for up to 3 years on your PC. You are only permitted to download it ONCE. We strongly recommend that you print the document on first viewing.