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Using Libraries

Special libraries

There are numerous important libraries in the UK which are not part of the academic, public or government sectors. These can include church libraries, private libraries and institutions such as the Wellcome Library. Once again, the access policies of such institutions can vary substantially, so it is essential that you contact them in advance of your visit.

These two books are a good source of contact information for Special libraries in the UK, your home library may have copies for you to consult:

  • Aslib Directory of information sources in the United Kingdom. (London: Europa Publications, 2006)
  • Guide to Libraries and Information Services in Government Departments and other Organisations. (London: British Library publishing, 2004)
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