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LibGuides from the London Business School Information Services and Library Team.

Welcome to all new and returning students! 
Here you can access our subscribed e-resources and get help with your research.
New students have you watched our induction video and taken the quiz? (requires LBS login)

Alumni of the School should go to the alumni hub to access Library resources.

E-Resource access

The resources listed below require individual. 
To view the complete list go to the A-Z list of databases

Capital IQ Market Intelligence
Formerly SNL Financial
FactSet Vault Career Intelligence
Forrester WRDS

The Economist is available in full text - no need to register. You can browse current and back issues but the search function has technical issues so use this alternative source. 

You can read: Harvard Business Review  and HBR digital articles. And we have certain Harvard e-books. N.B. Cases are not Library materials but are purchase as required for courses.


The Library desk is currently staffed

Monday-Friday     10:00 - 19:00hrs

We are monitoring email, LibChat and phone:
Monday-Friday     09:00-19:00hrs
Saturday               11:00  - 17:00hrs​

Bank holiday hours may vary.

Privacy Statement

Please read database suppliers’ privacy policies before using your email to register for personalised services such as alerts. If in doubt, contact:

We have a "Click and Collect" service for books - students, staff and faculty only.

Read our guide to the click and collect  Place a click and collect order

Book returns
You can now return books to the library in person. Books borrowed before lock down began are due back at the end of September. If you need to return books but are unable to come to campus, you can post or courier them to the main London Business School address or email for further assistance.
Finance Suite and Reading Rooms
Updated September 21st: Students on campus for lectures are now able to use the Finance Suite and Reading Rooms (both spaces are operating with reduced capacity).

Due to the current pandemic there are some changes to our normal services. Please see the guides we have developed for the latest information:   

Our virtual library is always available and we are dealing with enquiries. Please get in touch by email, LibChat or phone.

Quick search

We have had to remove the Google Scholar search box as it was no longer able to pick up our access rights to journal articles.  Please use the Google Scholar link from our A-Z list which will mean you have access to the journal articles you are entitled to through our library subscriptions.

Search e-journals


Libchat- Ask us!

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 19:00. 
Saturday 11:00-17:00.

Please  let us know if you are a student or alumnus as your access to resources differ.
More in depth enquiries email:
Or call 020 7000 7620.

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Training calendar

Use of the Library e-resources

The  Library licences access to over 5,000 ebooks, 34,000 ejournals and 70 datasets for the use of current students, faculty and staff of the School. Infringement of our licence terms puts our digital library at risk and can lead to the termination of access to a resource for all LBS users. You, as an authorised user, are responsible for ensuring that your use of the resources complies with the licence terms and conditions. Our licences allow you to make use of these resources personally and for educational purposes only. You must not:

  • share your login details with others, whether co-authors or other students
  • Use any automated system to extract data (such as spiders, bots, offline readers etc.)
  • pass on or share downloaded materials with unauthorised users in any format
  • use the resources for any commercial purpose, including internships and consulting activities

These broad principles apply to all resources though the terms of each licence do vary. If you have any questions about the licensing of a specific electronic resource, please contact the library’s Electronic Resources Manager, at

As a member of the School, you have access to a rich portfolio of business information – available to you 24/7 wherever you are studying. Please help us to keep it that way.