The specialist library for the Business School was completely refurbished and remodeled in 1996 in a development funded by the Cyril Kleinwort Foundation. Its resources support all areas of business and management teaching, learning, and research. Material include about 30,000 books (for varying periods of loan) and 1000 journal titles (over 700 in electronic full text), as well as special collections of earlier MBA dissertations and an archival set of higher degree theses completed at the Business School. The library catalogue is fully networked, enabling you to check holdings at any time of the day or night, to make reservations, or to renew existing loans.
As you would expect from a modern Business School library, there is heavy investment in electronic information with subscriptions to more than 15 specialist databases (some fully networked, others on dedicated machines). This includes the academic and technical journals referred to above, but also company news and financial data, together with economic information and statistics. In addition, the UK interloan system has a high renown for delivering published papers not held in the local library. All students may use this service for a small charge.
The Cyril Kleinwort Library also offers a comfortable study environment. There is a dedicated study area on the lower floor with 75 places, many of which are equipped for personal laptop use. The main floor houses all the print collections, interspersed with other blocks of seating (some casual, some with networked PCs). Modern self-service photocopiers are provided, and everything is backed up by a small team of staff who have built a reputation for friendly and expert service.
Located at the edge of the City of London in England
The Accommodation Office at City University serves all prospective and registered full-time participants. It is responsible for administering and allocating places in the University's halls of residence and self-catering flats. Demand for accommodation always outstrips availability, so candidates who need a place to live should contact the Accommodation Office immediately after they have been offered a place on the programme.
The cost of living in London compares favourably with other overseas capital cities, but overseas participants should make adequate allowance for fees, books, clothing and other items, in addition to living expenses. A guide to living expenses is available on request from the Accommodation Office.
The Accommodation Office
London EC1V 0HB
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7477 8033
Fax +44 (0) 20 7477 8563