Public and Special Libraries
There are opportunities to use the various reference and specialist libraries in London. Check individual details for visitor access.
The British Library
The British Library is a reference library offering access to material not available elsewhere. See details on getting access and their admittance criteria and how to get a reader's pass.
Check out some of the resources available at the British Library.
Access to Research Scheme
Over 10 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in libraries participating in the Access to Research scheme.
Local public libraries
Use Find a Local Library to search for a public library near you as they may have some of the resources you need for your studies and also some computers to use.
City of London Libraries
This site allows you to search the collections and community information resources of a range of libraries, museums and archives across London.
Small business research and enterprise centre
Formerly called "City Business Library" you can find access to business information sources including market research, UK and international directories, reports of international organisations and periodicals.
There is a free and also a subscription membership: the free membership offers remote access to four databases, the subscription membership remote access to 10 databases. All members can visit the Centre and access all resources free of charge and business students and academics are also welcome to sign up.
Holds the "The Stock Exchange" and "Lloyd’s of London" archives and printed collections and "The City of London Livery Company" archives.
All Islington's libraries are free to join and have free public computers, Wi-Fi and internet access.
- General library updates
- Archway Library
- Cat and Mouse
- Central Library
- Finsbury Library
- Lewis Carroll
- N4 Library
- North Library
- South Library
- West Library
- Local History will also be open for pre-booked appointments only Please email firstname.lastname@example.org