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City Business Library Membership

Membership at City Business Library

Accessing our databases from home couldn't be easier.

Open up a whole world of fantastic data to help you both start and grow your business.

The new subscription membership at the City Business Library has been designed to give small businesses across the UK remote access to a wide range of business information and market research data to support their growth.

Market research should never be underestimated. Many successful businesses enjoy longevity because they undertake regular market research to understand their target market, what the key trends are in their industry and to identify potential markets for growth. Many business owners greatly underestimate the power that information can bring their business. It’s by far the best way to keep up with market trends and maintain a competitive edge.

There are many challenges in a globalised world full of information, where new technological innovations, new research, new laws and regulations are produced continuously. It is therefore crucial to have access to good quality, reliable and up to date information, especially in a business environment where the accuracy of information is paramount.

Due to the nature of people increasingly doing business and working remotely, it is important to have the ability to access such information anywhere and at any time. Customers can access a wide range of databases remotely that can used from the comfort of their own home, office or even on the move.

Our membership subscription is available to UK residents only, and the information is for your personal use only.

Membership: 12 Months £189*

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    Register here for 12 Months

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    12 month membership

Our 12 month membership offers you full access to the following databases:

Fame:

- Find companies by industry, location and size.
- Up to 20 years financial data.
- Over 4.2 million active companies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Global Trade Tracker:
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Detailed commodity trade statistics (value, volume, price).
- Over 110 countries with monthly and yearly data from 2002 to date.
- Uses the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).

IBISWorld:
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Industry overviews, key success factors and cost benchmarking. Great for business start-ups and growth.
- UK, USA, China, Australia and Global industry reports.
- iExpert Summaries include Q&As on industries.

Law and Business:
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Summarises statutes and statutory instruments relating to starting, growing and operating a business in England, Scotland and Wales.

MarketLine Advantage:
- Worldwide market research with analysis and trends.
- Leading company profiles, including SWOT analyses.
- Country profile reports and market statistical data.

Business Source Premier:
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Full text articles for more than 2,300 journals.

Cobra:
Business start-up information:
- Profiles for over 300 industry sectors, including market data.
- Factsheets for guidance on writing a business plan, finding finance, marketing.

European Newsstream:
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Current European news with archives back to the 1990s.
- Over 430 sources with full-text articles from newspapers, newswires and journals.

Exporters Almanac:
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Exporting information: supply chain solutions, trade finance sources, logistics, insurance, Tariff information, business networks, company directories, country profiles.

Other benefits:
Unlimited access to the computers at the City Business Library.
Access to business support ‘live chat’ from our partners, Mi Ventures.
Weekly newsletter.
Free wifi at the Library.
Access to specialist printed resources at the Library.

12 month membership

*Introductory offer, price subject to change.

Membership: 6 Months £119*

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    Register here for 6 Months

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    6 month membership

Our six month membership offers you full access to the following databases:

Fame:
- Find companies by industry, location and size.
- Up to 20 years financial data.
- Over 4.2 million active companies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Global Trade Tracker:
- Detailed commodity trade statistics (value, volume, price)
- Over 110 countries with monthly and yearly data from 2002 to date.
- Uses the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).

IBISWorld:
- Industry overviews, key success factors and cost benchmarking. Great for business start-ups and growth.
- UK, USA, China, Australia and Global industry reports.
- iExpert Summaries include Q&As on industries.

Law and Business:
- Summarises statutes and statutory instruments relating to starting, growing and operating a business in England, Scotland and Wales.

MarketLine Advantage:
- Worldwide market research with analysis and trends.
- Leading company profiles, including SWOT analyses.
- Country profile reports and market statistical data.

Business Source Premier:
- Full text articles for more than 2,300 journals.

Cobra:
- Business start-up information:
- Profiles for over 300 industry sectors, including market data.
- Factsheets for guidance on writing a business plan, finding finance, marketing.

European Newsstream:
- Current European news with archives back to the 1990s.
- Over 430 sources with full-text articles from newspapers, newswires and journals.

Exporters Almanac:
- Exporting information: supply chain solutions, trade finance sources, logistics, insurance, Tariff information, business networks, company directories, country profiles.

Other benefits:
Unlimited access to the computers at the City Business Library
Access to business support ‘live chat’ from our partners, Mi Ventures.
Weekly newsletter.
Free wifi at the Library.
Access to specialist printed resources at the Library.

6 month membership

*Introductory offer, price subject to change.

Access membership: Free

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Access membership is our free membership.

If you would like to have a taste of the excellent resources at the Library we can offer you a free membership, which will give you remote access to the following databases:

Business Source Premier:
- Full text articles for more than 2,300 journals.

Cobra:
- Business start-up information:
- Profiles for over 300 industry sectors, including market data.
- Factsheets for guidance on writing a business plan, finding finance, marketing.

European Newsstream:
- Current European news with archives back to the 1990s.
- Over 430 sources with full-text articles from newspapers, newswires and journals.Over 430 sources with full-text articles from newspapers, newswires and journals.

Exporters Almanac:
- Exporting information: supply chain solutions, trade finance sources, logistics, insurance, Tariff information, business networks, company directories, country profiles.

Other benefits:
Access to the computers at the City Business Library, for up to 4 hours per day.
Access to business support ‘live chat’ from our partners, Mi Ventures.
Weekly newsletter.
Free wifi at the Library.
Access to specialist printed resources at the Library.

Free membership

Resources available and user guides

Terms and Conditions/ FAQs

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    Remote access
  • ​Download the terms and conditions of becoming a City Business Library member (155KB).
  • We have tried to answer as many frequently asked questions but if you are still unsure please contact the City Business Library via email.
  • You will need to provide proof of your UK address when completing your membership in the library.
    We accept the following:
    - Recent utility or council tax bill, or tenancy agreement
    - Current, valid full UK photo-card driving licence with signature
    - Recent bank statement
    - Medical card or medical appointment letter
    - Student Loans Company letter or letter from college confirming address
    - Hostel accommodation letter (for those with no fixed address)
  • Guest access to library computers is available to non-members for up to an hour.
  • For details of how your personal information is used, please download the City of London Privacy Policy.

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