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Library & Information Service

The ICAEW Library & Information Service offers a range of services and resources to support chartered accountants in all aspects of their work.

The Library & Information Service is located in the Business Centre at Chartered Accountants' Hall. However, you don't need to visit the library in person to get the most from the service – we offer a wide range of resources online and our enquiry team is ready to answer your questions wherever you are.

If you have any difficulties locating the information you need, please contact the enquiry team by email at library@icaew.com or via live web chat.

The Chartered Accountants’ Trust for Education and Research, a registered charity, owns the library and maintains and operates it for ICAEW.

Library services during COVID-19

The ICAEW Business Centre in Chartered Accountants Hall, London, is open to members as of 6 September 2021. Our Library & Information Services continues to provide book loans, enquiry and research services, and digital resources to members and other users remotely, as well as to visitors in person.

Find out how to contact or visit the Library, borrow and return books, access eBooks and digital resources, and what we’re doing to keep visitors safe.


Guide to services

Discover how we can support you in your business, practice or studies.

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Guide to services

Explore our facilities, see how you can use our enquiry, book loans and document delivery services and discover how our resources can support you in your business, practice or studies.

Key resources

Key resources, online and in print, designed to meet the needs of chartered accountants.

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Key resources

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides a collection of key resources, online and in print, designed to meet the needs of Chartered Accountants.

Library search

Find what you're looking for.

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Library search

Users can take advantage of a number of search tools from the ICAEW Library & Information Service to access material available through our collection of online resources or to find out about articles, books and technical information that can be ordered through the enquiry service.

Subject gateways

Hand-picked information and resources on a huge range of topics.

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Subject gateways

Explore the Subject Gateways to find up-to-date online resources, articles and books.

Company research

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

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Company research

Keep up to date with the latest information on your industry, competitors and markets. We offer company reports and profiles, mailing lists, comparative reports and share history information.

Country resources

Get accounting guides, economic forecasts, guides to doing business and tax information.

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Country resources

Resources on over 170 countries and territories including economic forecasts, guides to doing business and information on the tax climate in each jurisdiction.

Industry guides

Find market research, statistics and background on different business sectors.

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Industry guides

Do you need to find industry specific information for a client or to gain an understanding of a new market for business?

Library collection

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

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Library collection

The ICAEW Library & Information Service offers you a world-class collection of books, journals and electronic resources. Explore our print and online resources and find out how we can help you keep up-to-date and stay informed.

Historical resources

Material on the history and development of the accountancy profession.

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Historical resources

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a rich collection of material on the history and development of the accountancy profession, including a collection of online resources.


* The Chartered Accountants’ Trust for Education and Research, a registered charity, owns the library and maintains and operates it for ICAEW.