City Business Library
City Business Library (CBL) is a public library- so all resources are free to use. You cannot borrow items, but you can access databases such as Euromonitor, Datamonitor and Global Trade Tracker for free. The library focuses on the provision of timely and relevant information for the businesses in the City of London – and surrounding areas.
Students and researchers are very welcome to visit and only have to complete a short form to gain access to the various electronic resources – some of which are not available at SOAS.
CBL is situated in Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH. In addition to e-resources, they also hold a small collection of hard copy directories and other information which might be useful.
The library also hosts many free events for budding entrepreneurs – why not check out their Facebook page for more details?
The Guildhall Library is on the same site, this library is famous for its holdings on London history, but has far more – holding many historical business books – alongside the back issues of periodicals subscribed to by CBL.
The Barbican lending Library holds many business textbooks, so provides another avenue to track down that all important information for your dissertation. Anyone can join – you don’t have to live in the City!