Is it possible to get the National Library to send you a copy of something in their collection? The answer is yes. Using our Copies Direct service but it all depends on copyright.
Use our catalogue to check the copyright status of any item. If it says out of copyright then yes we can copy the whole thing send it to you by email or post. If it says in copyright there will be limits on what we can send. Sometimes there will also be access conditions with more detailed information. If the catalogue record says copyright undetermined or you have any questions then Ask a Librarian.
Now let’s go shopping with Copies Direct. Add the item to your shopping cart. Follow the prompts and you can pay online. If we can’t send you a copy for any reason we won’t charge a thing. If you need it urgently use our priority service.
Sometimes we can send things from our collection to your local library. Ask you library about inter-library loans. They can tell you how it works and what it will cost.
If you have any more questions, check out our website. Look for Copies Direct.
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