Digitisation Services, The British Library, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 7BQ
Book and Document Scanners,Digitisation


The British Library has been at the forefront of digitisation and digital preservation projects for over two decades. Digitising items from our own collections, including national treasures such as the Magna Carta and the Lindisfarne Gospels, we have experience in digitising many different items. As a result, we are pleased to offer a range of digitisation services for both organisations and individuals.

Do you need to create space by archiving your physical collections? Or want to increase access to your resources by displaying them online? Whatever your objective and whatever materials you hold, the British Library’s Digitisation Services can help. Whether it’s archive records, books or photographs; rare artefacts, large maps or scrolls, British Library Digitisation Services can manage your digitisation project from start to finish.

British Library experts in conservation, cataloguing, image capture and metadata are ready to work on your collection.  We can even help you fill any gaps in your collection with our own comprehensive holdings.

As the national library of the UK, we are home to a vast array of rare manuscripts, books, journals and ephemera from the dawn of printing to today.  Digitising our own collections so they can be accessed across the world is core to our mission and we will bring this passion and expertise to your digital project.

If you want a trusted, reputable partner to guide and deliver your digital future on time, on budget and to the highest quality, please get in touch.



“To digitise our unique collection of chemical resources, we needed a supplier who could deliver us a high-quality economic project.  The British Library’s Digitisation Service have backed up their reputation with a quality service to deliver scans and metadata, helping us to make our Historical Collections more accessible to our members and a new worldwide audience.”

Richard Kidd, Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry