Following the latest government advice, our Reading Rooms, including the Business & IP Centre, reopened on Tuesday 20 April. You still need to book a Reading Room space to join us at the Library and make use of our databases and collection onsite. For more information and to book a Reading Room ticket, click here. Until then, we’re always open online.
We will continue to run webinars, offering support to SMEs across the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Our reference team are also running online one-to-ones on intellectual property and business information.
These are all available on our website alongside articles, blogs and Industry Guides. For more remote support, you can also browse what’s available in local Business & IP Centres across the UK or in 10 London boroughs. We’re here for businesses and look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen.
We support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Our team are here to help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business.
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. Or if you want specialised start-up support we have a programme for that too.
What’s more we have a pilot programme, Start-ups in London Libraries, working in a hub and spoke model with 10 London boroughs to collaboratively provide support to aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage SMEs as well as 19 National Network Centres around the UK, in addition to our Centre at the British Library.