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Library services

All welcome. Visit the knowledge website Library page.

Entrance to the EI library is free to EI members. Non-members are welcome for a fee.

Opening hours
9.15 am - 5.00 pm (UK time), Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.


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EI Library showing visitors' desksLocation
61 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7AR

Library Collection

The EI Library holds an extensive collection of material on the energy industries ranging from oil exploration to petrol retailing, nuclear energy to renewables, technical to business and dating from the mid 19th century to the present day. 

We hold conference proceedings, directories, statistical publications, textbooks, CD-ROMs, and have access to online and in-house databases such as Petroleum Abstracts.

Visit the library page on  to learn more about the services we provide.

Most of our books can be borrowed by EI members. See our FAQ section on the knowledge website for our fees and charges.

A collection of material that individual EI members can access from their own offices - including, Ebsco Environment Complete (full text articles from over 700 journals).

Visitors are welcome and will be assisted in their research when necessary.
Entrance is free for all EI Members but there is a fee for non-members.

The library has amazing painted ceilings dating from 1777, complete with chariot and mythical beasts.  The central panel depicts the Roman Godess Aurora and is a copy of Guercino's ceiling at the Villa Aurora in Rome of 1623.

EI Library ceiling

Attached documents

EI Knowledge Service flyer (PDF 817 Kb) [ Show summary ]

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