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London EC2V 7HH

Contact us

020 7332 1812
Email: City Business Library Team


​City Business Library is fully accessible.

Opening hours

​Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 7.30pm

Closed on bank holidays.​

Christmas 2019
Late night Wednesday are not running between 18 December 2019 - 15 January 2020
CBL is closed to the public Monday 23 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020

We are a public library dedicated to business information, offering free access to a comprehensive collection of business databases and publications, including general start up advice, market research, company information, statistics and business news.
Our expert staff are here to help – so if you are a sole trader; start-up; microenterprise; entrepreneur; SME; charity; social enterprise; job-seeker or anyone who needs business information come and talk to us.

We have a comprehensive selection of seminars and workshops  taking place throughout the year and meeting rooms for hire.

Parking info and travel links

By tube

Bank (exit 9)
St Paul's
Mansion House (Bow Lane exit)
Mansion House (Bow Lane exit)
Bank (exit 9)

By bus

Bus routes: 242, 25, 8 and 501 (to Cheapside), 11,15, 23 and 26 (to Queen Victoria Street), 43, 76, 133, 141, 214, 271 (to Moorgate), 172 (to London Wall).

By train

The nearest rail stations are Moorgate (not wheelchair accessible), Liverpool Street station (wheelchair accessible), Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and City Thames Link.

By bicycle

  • The nearest public cycle stands are located on Adermanbury outside the library. Bicycles are left at the owner's risk.
  • There is a Santander Cycle Hire docking station on Aldermanbury near the corner of Gresham Street.

By car

Public parking spaces are available at London Wall (24 hours), Barbican (8am to midnight) and Aldersgate (24 hours).

Disabled parking

The Blue Badge Scheme does not apply in the City but we do provide parking in the Square Mile for people with disabilities. Information about parking in the City for people with disabilities.

Plan your journey

Use the Transport for London journey planner to plan your journey.

About 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 the City Business Library Team 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 the City Business Library Team.