Reference and business information

The main reference and business information collection is held at Wakefield Library, smaller collections can be found at Pontefract Library and at Castleford Library. All other branches stock a small selection of popular reference and business information titles.

The collection at Wakefield Library is aimed at:

  • Students (from school leavers to undergraduates)
  • Vocational and professional enquirers
  • Adult learners
  • Business start-ups
  • Investors

There is a wide variety of reference and business information material, including:

  • Dictionaries, Thesauruses and Grammars
  • Encyclopaedias and Almanacs
  • Trade Directories
  • Standards and codes of practice
  • Legislation
  • Legal reference (Case and Statute Law)
  • Yearbooks
  • Maps
  • Atlases
  • Online Resources
  • Books on business topics such as health and safety, business plans, management topics and law
  • Daily newspapers are also available along with a selection of journals, and professional magazines

Wakefield Library also has special collections of:

  • Government Information including White Papers, Hansard, Government reports and departmental publications
  • European Information
  • Statistics (UK and International)
  • Business Information
  • Grant and funding information for individuals and groups
  • Community Information

Much of the reference material is available on the open shelves, please check our catalogue for details of specific titles.

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