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Facilities for visitors

Further information on the services and resources we offer to visitors at the Business Centre in Chartered Accountants' Hall.
The Business Centre at Chartered Accountants' Hall offers ICAEW members and students a modern space in central London to meet and work in. Find out more about the services and resources on offer to visitors.

We offer 44 desk spaces with charging points for mobiles/tablets and an area of desks with privacy screens. There is also a telephone pod for private calls, nine bookable meeting rooms, and an informal seating area.


Resources from the Library are available in the Business Centre and a member of the enquiry team is on hand to help guide you to the right material.

Many older titles are held in an off-site store but can be brought to the Business Centre to consult. We recommend that you contact a member of the library team at library@icaew.com a few days ahead of your visit to ensure that the material you need will be ready in time.

Computing facilities

We have computers that are available for members to use, with access to a range of digital resources, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the internet. You do not need to book to use our computers.

However, you cannot run or install your own programs, software or CD-ROMs on our computers.

Free wi-fi

Fast, reliable wi-fi is available in the cafe and business lounge area. Ask at the enquiry desk for today's password.

Databases and digital resources

We provide direct access to a range of databases covering accounting, business, finance, law, practice management and taxation, including:

  • Croner-i Tax and Accounting*
  • EBSCO Business Source Corporate Plus
  • FAME *
  • IBFD International Taxation Information and Research *
  • International Corporate Procedures *
  • Lexis+ *
  • PwC Viewpoint *
  • TaxHub *

* Due to licensing restrictions, these particular products are only available for direct access inside the Business Centre.

For more information on these databases, see our Library collection pages.
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