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Lifelong Libraries - professions and organisations

General information

The British Library is the national library with its main collections and Reading Rooms near Euston Station in London: see the "Join" pages for information about membership.

Scotland and Wales: Links here for membership information on the National Library of Scotland and National Library of Wales. 

The National Library of Ireland is in Dublin.

Picture of student reading book by library book shelves

iStockPhotos, purchased for use at University of Birmingham

Sociology and Social Work

British Sociological Association

  • Online resource library: "conference programmes to consultation responses and more"

Business, Economics, Marketing and Finance

British Library Business & IP Centre National Network 

  • National network offering access to electronic resources, enquiry services and library collections.  Free training and workshop events.  Centres around the country including at the Library of Birmingham.  Aimed at "entrepreneurs and SMEs across the UK"


Institute of Education

  • IOE Library welcomes "all visitors who are interested in Education".  Part of University College London
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