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The business library

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Exclusive to IoD members

The IoD's Business Library provides a quiet environment for members who wish to read, carry out research, study or prepare for a meeting.

It provides access to online databases with company information, market research data, trade journals and articles from a collection of business journals. Internet-equipped PCs are also available. 

The Business Library has a small collection of books (reference only) on all aspects of running a business ranging from company and employment law, finance, personnel management and marketing. It holds a number of directories together with a selection of business, academic and trade journals. Daily and weekend newspapers are also available. 

You can visit the Business Library as often as you wish or send an associate on your behalf by making a prior arrangement with us.

If you cannot visit the Business Library, then you can contact the Business Information Service who can undertake research for you.

Key details

Contact us 

020 7451 3100

Business information

Enquire online

Opening hours

Staffed 9am- 5pm, Monday-Friday, excluding UK public holidays


116 Pall Mall, lower ground floor