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The Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre (SBREC) formerly City Business Library, is City of London's small business start-up support service. You can get access to a range of specialist business information and market research. We also host a range of business support events, and provide expert assistance to help you grow your business.

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.


Access some of our most sought after business information remotely with a SBREC membership.

Seminars, workshops and events

The Library run business support events with the aim to help new/existing businesses with online marketing, networking, social media, presentations and more. Get in touch if you would like to become a speaker.

Expert assistance

Our expert staff are here to help – so if you are a job-seeker; sole trader; start-up; micro-enterprise; entrepreneur; SME; charity; social enterprise or anyone who needs business information, we can help.

Venue for Hire

The UK's leading library dedicated to providing business resources; home to a range of training facilities and spaces perfect for meetings and events. A range of rooms and spaces available for hire from 8 to 200 capacity including an IT training room. 

Due to Covid19 restrictions, our event spaces have not found their new normal yet, we will update this space as soon as we have the go ahead!

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