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Business Information

Find a wealth of business & intellectual property information at Aberdeen City Libraries to help develop and grow your business


Premium resources and services to help you :

  • Start and grow your business
  •  Protect your Ideas
  • Source manufacturers and suppliers
  • Access technical standards and regulations
  • And much more...


British Standards Online

Aberdeen City Libraries are delighted to offer free access to British Standards Online (BSOL) - bibliographic, citation and full text of over 60,000 British, adopted European and International Standards. Why not benefit your business by complying with the relevant standards?

Access to British Standards Online (BSOL) is available in all our library service points. Just click on the following link. For help and assistance, please ask any member of staff.


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COBRA - The Complete Business Reference Advisor is an excellent information tool for anyone wanting to start a new business, write a business/ marketing plan or conduct research into a new market.

Access free of charge in our libraries or remotely via your library membership over 4000 factsheets, market reports and sources of funding and support plus hundreds of practical guides to starting up over 350 types of businesses.

Users of COBRA - The Complete Business Reference Advisor are permitted to download/print limited numbers of documents for their own PERSONAL USE, to help research,start up or run a business.

To access COBRA  just click on the relevant link below



Kompass EasyBusiness is a premium global resource containing in-depth information on B2B businesses.

  • 8 million+ companies in 68 countries worldwide.
  • 12 million+ contacts
  • Use more than 60 search criteria to pinpoint specific markets

To access Kompass EasyBusiness, simply click on the relevant link below:-


Business Information Taster Sessions

 Find out how much our resources and services can help you and your business by contacting us to arrange a FREE taster session with a member of our experienced staff.


Business and Enterprise
Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
Aberdeen, AB25 1GW.
Tel 01224 652514
Fax. 01224 624118

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