City Business Library

City Business Library, London, UK


International Academy for Professional Development business, coaching and management students attending our courses in London may wish to use library facilities to study, research markets and general data. We recommend the City Business Library (CBL).

The City Business Library is the leading public library in the UK for free and current business information. It’s located in the heart of London. CBL also offers a wide range of short courses to help develop businesses including database training sessions. Visit their website for more information.

  • City Business Library  provides support to all, including job seekers, sole traders; new startups, entrepreneurs and SMEs.
  • Their expert staff are on hand to help you to save time and money.
  • Seminars and events take place at the City Business Library, in the Whittington and Walbrook Rooms on the lower ground floor.
  • Publications available include the Coaching at Work magazine.
 Specialist Resources
You can use all of their specialist resources free of charge in the City Business Library. While you do not need to be a library member to use their electronic databases, library members are able to access some of these resources remotely. Where this is possible, remote access available is listed.
Their key databases and description are listed below:
It is the only public library offering free access to the UK’s comprehensive collection of business databases and publications.
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30am-5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-7.30pm
The library is closed on bank holidays.
Full contact details and directions. Email:; Phone: +44 (0)20 7332 1812