Help

 

As you can see, you don't need to log on to access the site and view press releases, images and a variety of other content.

How do I get the most from this site?
Where do I find press releases
How can I get high-resolution images?
Where can I download Virtual Media Pack?
How can I get more information?

Email Alerts

How can I register to receive email alerts?
How can I un-subscribe from email alerts?

What do all the icons mean?
Reporting a problem
I am unable to download a presspack


 

How do I get the most from this site?

The site has been designed with the needs of journalists in mind. To make sure you get the most of the site why not subscribe to receive email alerts of recent press releases.

 

Where do I find press releases

News releases are displayed within the Press Releases section of the site where you are able to search for particular releases using keywords, date ranges etc.

 

How can I get high-resolution images?

All images displayed on the site can be viewed and downloaded to your computer as high-resolution versions. Visit the Press Images to browse through all the images on the site. Images are also attached to press releases and other content throughout the site.

You can access these by clicking on the download button beside the image that you are interested in. Each image will be compressed into a 'zip' file in order reduce the amount of time spent downloading. Once it has been saved, you are then able to 'unzip' the file to access the high resolution image for use in your publication.

 

Where can I download Virtual Media Pack?

Within the section of the site there are a number of Virtual Media Packs that you can download as compressed or 'zipped' files. These packs can contain press releases, images, assets and other relevant information regarding the pack topic wrapped up into one downloadable file.

Each individual press release can also be downloaded as a Virtual Media Pack by clicking on the icon. The media will contain all the images, assets, information and links attached to that release.

 

How can I get more information?

If you have any further questions about the site, please email us using the feedback form situated within the contacts section.

If you would like more information on a particular release, please use the contact details displayed on that release.

 

Email Alerts

To register to receive an alert, please visit the Media Pass area to complete an application. If you have already registered and you would like to stop receiving alerts, then please visit the My Profile section of the site where you will be able to unsubscribe immediately.

 

What do all the icons mean?

text document text document

Word document Word document

Excel document Excel document

PDF document PDF document

image file image file

Access file Access file

PowerPoint file PowerPoint file

Flash file Flash file

Audio file Audio file

Embargoed item Embargoed item

Calendar Calendar

 

Reporting a problem

If you have a problem with any section of the site, please do not hesitate to contact the British Library Press Office by using the feedback form within the contacts section of the site.

 

I am unable to download a presspack

To download a Press Pack you will need to have a piece of software called 'WinZip'. Click here to download your copy of 'WinZip'. Press Packs are compressed to ensure that they take less time to download to your machine. WinZip is used to expand these files back to their original size thereby enabling you to view all high resolution images, documents etc. If you would not like to install this software, you can also open and all items individually and save them to your computer.