The Library can supply copies of specific cases, articles, legislation or text. Requests can be made by e-mail, fax, post, DX, LP, by phone or using the form below.
For material which is in copyright we will require a copyright declaration form signed and faxed, posted or delivered to the Library. Copies (single-sided on A4 paper) will be sent by DX, LP, faxed or available for collection on the day the request was received (if received before 4pm). We aim to satisfy requests for document delivery within 2 hours of receipt, where possible. If you have not received the requested document or an explanation for a delay please contact the Librarian. If you do not contact us it will be assumed that that the material has been safely delivered and you will be invoiced accordingly.
We can also provide Members with access to a range of further information resources, especially inter-library loans and the British Library. For the British Library's current price list please see www.bl.uk. We can also order copies of reported and unreported cases and journal articles not held in the Library. Any charges incurred in supplying materials to Members will be passed on at cost. Charges and delivery times vary depending on the supplying library and the nature of the material sought.
|Document delivery by email, Fax, DX, LP or collection||Up to 10 sheets||£5.00|
|Each sheet thereafter||+£0.50|
|Royal Mail postage||passed on at cost|
|Research carried out by Library staff||0-15 mins||Free|
|every 15 mins thereafter||+£4.00|
|Additional Charges for research||passed on at cost|
|Inter-library loan / British Library loan||Per item||Passed on at cost + return post|
|Photocopying (by Members)||per A4 sheet||£0.10|
|Photocoying (by Library staff)||per A4 sheet||£0.50|
|Computer printouts (by Members)||per A4 sheet||£0.10|
|Computer printouts (by Library staff)||per A4 sheet||£0.50|
|Faxing (for Members by Library staff)||per A4 sheet||£0.10|
|Photocopy Cards - We now operate a photocopy card system, cards for which can be bought from Library staff and come in £2, £5, £10, £15 and £20 denominations. Firms' cards can be left behind the issue desk for all members of a firm to use.|
|Overdue Books - All Library resources (except for reference materials) are borrowable for 7 days and can be renewed up to 5 times by phone or e-mail. All resources returned after the date they were due back will incur a fine of £0.10 per item per day. Please ensure your loan period does not expire and contact the Library.|
Photocopying and generating computer printouts (either by Library staff or by Members) are subject to the provisions of copyright legislation (Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and associated Statutory Instruments). It is the members' responsibility to ensure that they operate within the terms of copyright legislation.
To comply with these regulations copies made will incur a copyright charge unless they are for judicial proceedings, are outwith copyright or permission has been obtained from the rights holder. Copying is also permitted under "fair dealing" for material which is to be used for private research or non-commercial purposes. To carry out photocopying on behalf of Members for which a copyright fee is not charged a completed Copyright Declaration Form must be faxed, posted or delivered to the Library, signed by the person intending to use the copy.
To facilitate copying of material not covered by the above exceptions the Library, at present, operates a Copyright Licensing Agency Sticker Scheme. The cost of each CLA sticker is £9.00 (per case report / article /chapter of a book) and is passed on directly to the CLA. The Library's administration charges will remain the same irrespective of whether a copyright clearance sticker is required or not.
In order to carry out photocopying for members, library staff must either have a signed completed Copyright Declaration Form, a request for a CLA sticker or the material to be copied is clearly outwith copyright (e.g. case reports over 70 years old). Material will be assumed to be in copyright unless it can be satisfactorily established otherwise.All forms on the RFPG site are in Adobe PDF format and open in a new tab in your browser. You can download the current version of Adobe Reader here