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About the CII Library

Opening times

Mon-Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Fridays before Bank Holidays and Discretionary Holidays: 9.00am - 4.00pm. 


Contact details

To contact us, please email or call (+44) 0207 417 4406.


The library is located at 20 Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HY. Click here for a map.

If you're travelling from within London, please click here to plan your journey to the CII library using Transport for London's Journey Planner.


All CII members have free admission to the library. If you are not a member and wish to make occasional use of the library or other services from CII Knowledge Services you are advised to join the CII, providing this is for your own information needs.

CII membership gives you full access to CII Knowledge Services, including library admission, lending and access to the online members only area. In all cases access is provided on the understanding that the information and materials made available are for your own personal use. Other membership benefits include the CII's Journal and discounts on other CII publications.

Non-members - admission charges

If you are not a member of the CII or PFS, you are still welcome to use the library, but admission charges apply - please see the table below for details.

Due to licensing requirements, non-members are not able to make use of the electronic or online resources (however, WIFI is available for general use).

Access to the library is conditional, requiring a valid research purpose. We reserve the right to refuse non-CII members access to the library.

Status Available to Charge per day(incl VAT) Charge per month(incl VAT)
Standard Anyone £30 £90
Educational Anyone employed full-time by an educational or non-profit making organisation or conducting research for personal educational purposes (proof of status required in all cases) £15 £45
Students* Full-time students (proof of status required) £5 £25
Unemployed/ pensioners The unemployed and pensioners (proof of status required in all cases) Free Free

Discover membership is free to secondary school/college teachers and students in full-time education.


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Members receive exclusive discounts on CII tuition, courses and exam entry.