UK PatLib Network

The UK Patent Library Network provide users with local access to patent, trade mark, designs and copyright information.



The Patent Libraries (PatLibs), previously known as Patent Information Centres, have qualified and experienced staff who offer practical assistance on a variety of Intellectual Property Rights.

There are 16 libraries/information centres in the United Kingdom:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Hull
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Northampton
  • Norwich
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Sheffield
Published 16 June 2015
Last updated 27 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Details for Norwich business and IP centre added.
  2. Manchester BIPC change of phone number.
  3. UK PatLib contact information updated.
  4. Aberdeen telephone number has changed.
  5. First published.