Devon Business & IP Centre provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors


As a Business and Intellectual Property Centre we follow a programme and ethos developed by the Business and Intellectual Property Centre at the British Library, London, providing support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors. There are currently 11 Business and Intellectual Property Centres across the UK.

At the Centre you can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications, and attend practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks. All of the upcoming EVENTS are shown on the calendar on the left, click on the event to register.

Our trained business champion team, work alongside industry experts, to provide guidance and information on a range of business issues.

We have a comprehensive collection of databases and publications which can be used to research trademarks, patents, registered designs, copyright and other intellectual property (IP) issues.

You can find Exeter Business & IP Centre in the Business Hub on the ground floor of Exeter Library  during library opening times which are :

Monday09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday10:00 – 18:00
Thursday09:00 – 19:00
Friday09:00 – 18:00
Saturday09:00 – 17:00
Sunday12:00 – 16:00


Resources to help start, run and grow your business

  • On the right side of each page you will find upcoming talks, workshops and networking events.
  • Access to online databases; COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference advisor and Mintel market intelligence to help you research & inform your business plans.
  • A range of one-to-one appointments, including the popular Introduction to the Business & IP Centre.
  • Access to resources; free wifi in libraries, FabLab Devon and of course business reference books!