The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7412 7901
For enquiries about our business resources and collection email our Reference team.
We support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Our team are on hand all day, six days a week, to help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business.
Develop your ideas with our market research and company databases, learn new skills at a workshop or mini-masterclass, have a confidential one-to-one and put your questions to some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs at our inspiring talks.
If you’re an ambitious business owner, with plans to scale-up, we also offer £10,000 worth of free support through our Innovating for Growth programme. What’s more we have eight National Network Centres around the UK - so visit us today and increase your chances of business success.
Upcoming workshops & events
Learn from Google how to use the power of the internet to reach more customers
A practical and stress-free way to get the financial knowledge, confidence and tools to help you understand, forecast and manage for growth.
The development, manufacture and sale of your products or services involves substantial investment, so securing your Intellectual Property rights can be crucial.
A practical and action-packed marketing masterclass with Grow, the small business marketing experts.
Imran Merza and Taz Basunia, Jealous Sweets
…One of the most invaluable things about coming to the Centre is networking with other budding entrepreneurs…
Jessica Rose, London Jewellery School
We asked Siddarth Vijayakumar, co-Founder of Grub Club, some of our burning questions ahead of his appearance at the British Library next month.
We caught up with Patrick Drake, co-founder of the UK's leading recipe box service HelloFresh, before his appearance at the British Library on 18 October.
Guy Jeremiah, inventor of the Ohyo collapsible water bottle, chats to us about his “light bulb moment” in the train station and how he turned it into a successful business.
We spoke to Lisa Irlam who noticed a gap in the market and took the plunge into the wearable fitness technology world