Management Library

The largest management library in the UK

The CMI Management Library has one of the largest collections of management literature in the UK. Our collection of over 16,000 books includes many student textbooks, loan copies of the Pathways workbooks and a growing collection of e-books.

You will also find all the recent entries to the CMI Management Book of the Year, which represent the best in current management thinking from many of the major book publishers in the UK.

If you're a CMI member, you can access the library using the block to the right (you'll need to be logged in for the link to appear).  

Postal Loan Service

We offer a postal loan service to members in the UK. We do not charge for book loans - you simply have to pay your return postal charges.

Search the library database below and use the request button or the basket to request books for loan. CMI members may borrow up to six books at a time and they can be sent to either a home or a work address within the UK.

If you're a CMI member, you can access the library using the block to the right (you'll need to be logged in for the link to appear). 


We've joined forces with EBSCO Information Services to offer members access to Business Source Corporate, a database providing full text articles and abstracted references on management and business from a range of academic journals and business magazines.  Access Business Source Corporate directly from your ManagementDirect login.

In addition, members have access to the country, company and industry reports from leading providers.

Using this resource will enable you to:

  • read and download articles online
  • research subjects to support your studies or work
  • investigate companies, sectors and markets
  • set up alerts for new content from specific journal titles.

This service is provided under contract for personal, non-commercial use.  The re-selling of any content is prohibited.

If you experience any problems in logging in please email or telephone +44 (0) 1536 207400.

A range of online tutorials will help you to get more from the service.  Learn about basic and advanced searching and how to set up a personal account that will enable you to save articles in your own area and also allow you to set up alerts for particular journals or subjects.

Introduction to EBSCO

Basic searching

Advanced searching

How to create search and journal alerts


Access to the latest management books through  MyiLibrary - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and now downloadable to an e-reader or tablet.

  • comprehensive full-text searching across our entire collection or within an individual title
  • download selected titles to your e-reader, ipad or tablet for a 14 day ‘loan’ to read while on the go
  • the ability to create your own account, enabling you to create annotations and notes for access at a later date
  • printing and downloading sections of text.

E-books can be accessed through ManagementDirect and the CMI Management Library, where you can also submit requests to borrow hard copy books through the post.  To download e-books to selected e-readers, tablets or a pc, or to print limited extracts form an e-book, you need to create your own account in MyiLibrary and add items to your bookshelf to download.