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About us

    Text saying City Business Library against a backdrop of the City of London.

We are a not for profit public library specialising in business information, seminars and workshops and meeting room hire, supporting around 50,000 customers each year, 64% of which are businesses ranging from pre start-ups to SME's (small and medium enterprise).

Business Information

We are the only dedicated public library for business information offering free access to the UK's most comprehensive collection of business databases and publications, including general start up advice, information on market research, plus national and international coverage for statistics, company data and business news.  

Expert assistance

Our expert staff are here to help – so if you are a job-seeker; sole trader; start-up; microenterprise; entrepreneur; SME; charity; social enterprise or anyone who needs business information come and talk to us

Free Tours

If you are working in the library and information sector, why not attend one of City Business Library’s free tours where we introduce you to the resources and services available. We also offer free group tours for business support organisations, colleges and universities email us at  to arrange a group visit/tour.

Join our newsletter mailing list

We send regular mailshots providing information on key events and news both for the City Business Library and our partner organisations, plus any data we come across that may be of interest to new and established businesses.

To be added to our mailing list, please email