What we do

We publish politically impartial research. Our publications come in a variety of formats to suit different information needs – from topical articles and in-depth briefings to interactive data dashboards and a podcast. Our published material is available to everyone on this site.

To ensure MPs and their staff can make the most of the information they need, we provide a huge range of books, journals and databases and organise regular inductions, training and events.

We also answer information requests and conduct bespoke analysis for MPs and their staff. Visit our services page to find out more.

Our services

  • Research

    The Commons Library publishes politically impartial policy analysis and statistical research, free for all to read on this site.

  • Resources

    The Commons Library offers books, journals and databases to support the research and information needs of MPs, MPs' staff and parliamentary staff.

  • Training and events

    The Commons Library provides inductions, training and events for MPs, MPs' staff and parliamentary staff.

How we work

Watch this quick video to find out how we work.

Media enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact [email protected].

If you are not a member of the media, please use the below information to submit a general enquiry.

General enquiries

For comments or questions about our research, please contact [email protected].

For general questions about the work of the House of Commons, please contact the House of Commons Enquiry Service on [email protected] or 020 7219 4272.


Vacancies in the Library are advertised on the House of Commons careers website.

Images of the Commons Library

See inside the Commons Library with our Flickr gallery of interior photos.

200 years of the Commons Library

In 2018 the Commons Library celebrated its 200th anniversary. Discover more about the Library’s history and the role it plays in supporting the work of Parliament.

Services for MPs and their staff

From training to research requests, the Commons Library provides a range of services to MPs and their staff.