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Creating a DRM Lite account

Overview

Inter-library loan (ILL) items from the British Library (BL) received via secure electronic delivery are accessed by individuals using DRM Lite. The following describes how to create a British Library account and then access your documents.

Registration is just to enable access to items delivered electronically. Do not make inter-library loan requests via this route. All ILL requests should be made via the UON Interlibrary Loan form on the library website. You will also be sent a confirmation email.

It is important that you register with the British Library and then make your requests through the Interlibrary Loan form. If you follow this order then the service will be completely free to you as a student or member of staff of the University of Northampton. There are some helpful guides available regarding Interlibrary Loan requesting and the team are always happy to help and can be contacted through libloan@northampton.ac.uk

Instructions to register for DRM Lite

It is important that you register with the British Library and then make your requests through the Interlibrary Loan form. If you follow this order then the service will be completely free to you as a student or member of staff of the University of Northampton. There are some helpful guides available regarding Interlibrary Loan requesting and the team are always happy to help and can be contacted through libloan@northampton.ac.uk

To access DRM Lite you need to have a British Library (BL) account.

1. Go to the British Library On Demand site and select Register at the top right""

2. This will bring up another screen asking you for your log in details then press continue""

3. You will then need to enter more of your details including your postcode and date of birth

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4. You will then see a confirmation message on screen regarding your registration. It will confirm that an email has been sent to your account and you must click on the link in the email to confirm""

5. An email will arrive from RegistrationNoReply@bl.uk and you must follow the unique link in your email to activate the account""

6. After clicking on the link, you will be taken to a screen to add your username and password again

7. Once logged in, you will be asked to complete your registration with contact details and agreeing to their terms and conditions

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8. You must agree to the terms and conditions""

9. When complete you will be taken to the On Demand home screen""

Note: registration is just to enable access to items delivered electronically. Do not make inter-library loan requests via this route. All ILL requests should be made via the UON Interlibrary Loan form on the library website. You will also be sent a confirmation email.

It is important that you register with the British Library and then make your requests through the Interlibrary Loan form. If you follow this order then the service will be completely free to you as a student or member of staff of the University of Northampton. There are some helpful guides available regarding Interlibrary Loan requesting and the team are always happy to help and can be contacted through libloan@northampton.ac.uk