British Library Business & IP Centre


The Business & IP Centre in London supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business.

The Centre offers free access to the UK's most comprehensive collection of business and intellectual property information, including general start-up advice, information on funding sources, market research, company data, business news and information on patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright. Anyone can use the British Library, and it’s free. All you need is a Reader Pass.

The Centre also offers:
  • One-to-one advice sessions
  • Workshops and events, covering topics from ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property’ to ‘Knowing your Market’.
  • Free e-courses on intellectual property

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Contact the Centre

Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
T: +44 (0)20 7412 7454
For enquiries, please fill in the form on this page:
Enquiry Form

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