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About the Business & IP Centre

We support entrepreneurs and innovators from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and growing a business. So whether you’re looking to start, grow or run a business, Business & IP Centre Glasgow can help.



See the impact Business & IP Centre Glasgow is making on the local economy with our infographic. We have helped to create 969 new businesses and support diverse entrepreneurs

We are part of the British Library Business & IP Centre National Network which provides entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK with free access to databases, market research, journals, directories and reports worth thousands of pounds.

Our recent Economic Impact Evaluation shows the benefits of the network such as a payback of £6.95 for every £1 of public money spent with business survival rates for those using the network up to 30% higher than those who don’t. Read the ‘Democratising Entrepreneurship’ report


We have trained staff to assist with one-to-one sessions and workshops on a range of topics including business planning, marketing and intellectual property. We also host regular talks and events delivered by our partners.

Business & IP Centre Glasgow is being developed in collaboration with the National Library of Scotland.

Opening hours

MON  9:00am - 8:00pm
TUE  9:00am - 8:00pm
WED  9:00am - 8:00pm
THU  9:00am - 8:00pm
FRI  9:00am - 5:00pm
SAT  9:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Us

Book via Eventbrite or phone 0141 287 2904, email business@glasgowlife.org.uk​ or call in person at The Mitchell Library.

See also The Mitchell Library FAQs and Facebook page or follow us on twitter @BIPCGlasgow