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Access for disabled visitors

Library entrance

The Business & IP Centre is on the first floor of the Library, on the right-hand side of the building, opposite the Social Sciences Reading Room. There are lifts to the first floor but only one is accessible for wheelchair which stops at the Centre level.

If you need any advice and guidance on using our services and facilities, contact our Disability Support Officer on tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7022 or email:

View more detailed information on disabled access in all our Reading Rooms and using our collections

How to get to the Library

The Library is located in the heart of London on Euston Road, close to St Pancras International, King's Cross and Euston.  

View detailed information on how to get to the Library, access in our buildings and emergency procedures

Facilities for visitors with a physical disability

If you need help carrying items to and from your desk, please let staff know.

Wheelchair access

All areas of the Centre are for the main part wheelchair accessible.

The Help Desks in the Reading Room have custom-made lowered sections to enable wheelchair users to access the various services offered.

Facilities for visitors with a hearing impairment

Hearing loops are available in the Centre.

At larger events held in our Conference Centre we can provide BSL interpreters, palentypists, and personal assistants upon request. Please email for more information.


Facilities for visitors with a visual impairment

Alternative formats

Large print and braille versions of our leaflets are available from the Welcome Desk in the Business & IP Centre networking area, and from the Help Desk in the Reading Room.

Assistive technologies

In the Reading Room we provide a range of screen readers and magnification technologies such as Supernova, to help you use our databases and publications.  

More information on support in our Reading Rooms 

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome and water is available.  The RNIB headquarters is opposite the Library, just off Euston Road at 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE, where there is a dog toilet available.

Facilities for visitors with a learning disability/ dyslexia

Alternative formats

We can provide information on our service in alternative formats upon request (you can use the contact details above). Alternative formats can be EasyRead versions of leaflets, mp3 audio files, print on coloured paper in a size or font as required. We will aim to have alternative formats ready at the earliest possible opportunity but be mindful that some formats might take some time to produce, such as EasyRead.

View large print and EasyRead versions of our Business & IP Centre general leaflet

One-to-one advice

You can also book a free one-to-one advice session with our Information Experts, who can help you find the information you need and talk through your business idea in confidence.

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Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
Email: Reference Team

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