Library staff will research your enquiry for up to 30 minutes without charge. We also offer a business information research service.

Research service

We can research a wide range of subjects. We aim to provide a response or acknowledgement within five working days of your request.

Some services may incur charges, such as if the research takes more than 30 minutes or staff members copy, print or scan items. See the library charges page for more details.

Business information

Our online resource COBRA (Complete Business Reference Advisor) has 4,000 factsheets, market reports, contacts and sources of funding and support plus hundreds of practical guides to starting up more than 350 types of business,  all the information you need to turn your business idea into a reality. Open COBRA here.