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Inter Library Loan Articles (SED)

ILL requests: Secure Electronic Delivery documents (SEDs) - downloading and printing

A requested inter library loan (ILL) in the form of a journal article or section of a book will usually be delivered to you electronically, in the form of a SED. 

The first time you download and/or print a document you will need to register with the British Library. This does not commit you to any relationship with the British Library, it just enables the digital rights management to sit with you as an individual, rather than with software on a PC or other device. Once you have done this any future seds requested by you will become available as well.

Please note:

  • You will need Adobe X or a later version to download documents.
  • Content can only be printed once, but can be downloaded to multiple devices.
  • You have 30 days from receipt of the email in which to download the content.
  • Downloaded content will remain available for 3 years. 
  • Content can also be viewed and downloaded from any device via the link on the email, and can be transferred via a usb stick.
  • You cannot alter the file in any way, although if your version of Adobe allows it you may be able to add brief notes.

If you experience any difficulties or have any questions please contact illply@plymouth.ac.uk

Modified 27/06/2019