The cost of ordering
a paper from us depends upon the document ordered and
whether you have a Polymer Library Account.
If you do have an account you will make a saving of 30% on the processing
The European Copyright Directive was
implemented into UK law on 31st October 2003, resulting in an important
change to UK copyright law. Under this new legislation document
suppliers can no longer supply a photocopy of part of a book or journal for
the purpose of commercial research without charging a copyright fee. This change also
affects all customers outside the UK.
Rapra Technology has been granted a
Transactional Document Delivery Licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency
(CLA) so that we may provide commercial copies in accordance with this new
EU Directive. Hence, we will also
charge customers a copyright fee. This fee will be forwarded to the CLA who
will in turn forward it to the copyright owners.
When viewing an abstract in the Polymer Library you will find
an 'Order' button at the bottom of the page. If you click on this you will
be taken through to our online ordering facility where you will need to
enter your account number and password. The screen will
display our handling charge and the relevant copyright fee. By placing the
order you accept the charges as displayed.
If you already
have the copyquest/accession number you may order the document online by
entering our demonstration version of the Polymer Library. Go to the
Polymer Library home
page and click on the 'Entrance to Database' button. Use the ID 'demo'
and the password 'demo' to take you to a screen that will let you enter the
copyquest/accession number into the search query. If you have more than one
number you can enter them all with a space between each one. Click on search
and you will go through to another screen which should list all the
documents you have entered. Put a tick next to the ones that you want to
order then click on the 'Order' button. At this point you will be asked for
your Document Delivery Annual Deposit Account number or your credit card
If the combined copyright and handling charge for one document is in excess
of £20 we will contact you for authorisation before proceeding with your
order. For amounts under £20 we will fulfil the order without further
contact. Should you require an exact quote please contact the Document
Delivery Department as detailed below.
Value Added Tax (VAT):
VAT will normally only be
added to UK orders. Customers in all other EC countries are required to
supply their VAT registration number in order for VAT not to be charged.