ICAEW.com works better with JavaScript enabled.

Library & Information Service

Your time-saving research partner

We offer a range of services and resources to support chartered accountants in all aspects of their work. The Library is located at Chartered Accountants' Hall, but you don't need to visit in person to get the most from the service – we offer many resources online and are ready to answer your questions wherever you are.

Email library@icaew.com +44 (0)20 7920 8620

Library resources and services

A person using a smart phone
Enquiry service

Our enquiry team can answer questions on a wide range of topics using the material in our collection.

Learn more about our enquiry service
A young man reading a book in a library
Library collection

Explore our world-class collection of books, journals and digital resources.

Browse the Library collection
Person working with an electronic calculator, papers, and a laptop computer
Research guides

Find out how to research accounting and business topics, find key economic indicators, and more.

See our research guides
A container ship at sea
Subject gateways

Access hand-picked information and resources on a huge range of topics, from auditing to corporate reporting to tax.

Browse our subject gateways
An overhead shot of a group of people having a work meeting
Company research

Keep informed with the latest intelligence on your industry, competitors and markets.

Explore our company information services
Construction worker on a building site
Industry guides

Kick-start your search for industry-specific information, including market research reports and statistics.

Explore our industry guides
China city skyline
Country resources

Get accounting guides, economic forecasts, guides to doing business and tax information for over 170 countries and territories.

See our country-specific resources
Historical resources

Find material on the history and development of the accountancy profession.

Browse our historical material
A hand holding a bunch of keys in front of metal safe deposit boxes
Digital Archive

Explore our digital archive of ICAEW publications and ICAEW websites.

Access our digital archive

New and popular resources

Graph on a screen

We offer instant, full text access to hundreds of eBook titles on key business and reference topics.

Browse new eBooks Top 20 eBooks
Student studying with books and laptop
Print books

Our world-class book collection covers accountancy, auditing, law, taxation, finance, business and management.

Browse new print books Top 20 print books
Two people shaking hands
Engagement letters

The Library can provide sample wording for a wide variety of engagement letters.

Learn more
An electronic calculator sitting on top of printed financial statements
Model accounts

The Library holds a collection of model financial statements and checklists for IFRS and UK GAAP.

Learn more

Search our resources

Library catalogue (LibCat)

LibCat is the online catalogue of the ICAEW's Library and Information Service, containing details of over 45,000 books, 60,000 journal articles and other items held in the Library collection.

Once you have completed your search please contact the enquiry team if you need to see any of the items you have found.

Online articles (Business Source Corporate)

The Library provides access to full text articles from 3000 major business, trade and academic journals through the Business Source Corporate database from EBSCO.

Access to full text profiles are provided for members and registered students subject to the conditions in the terms of use statement