The UK Parliament is in dissolution between 30 May and the general election on 4 July. No new research briefings will be published on the House of Commons Library website during this time.

What we do

Our job is to provide a range of research and information services for MPs and MPs’ staff. Our work helps MPs scrutinise legislation, prepare for debates, develop policies and support their constituents.

We are a team of researchers, statisticians, librarians, indexers, communications and customer service professionals, working together to provide an impartial and trusted service.

Our services

Research publications

Our research publications offer politically impartial analysis and statistics. We cover legislation, topical areas, policy and constituency issues. Our publications are free for everyone to read on this website.

Explore our research.

Confidential Request Service for MPs and MPs’ staff

We answer MPs’ questions and requests for bespoke research. These tailored and timely responses help MPs fulfil their parliamentary duties and represent their constituents. Our confidential service includes fact-checking, policy development and analysis, and helping to answer constituents’ questions.

Submit a request (parliamentary intranet link).

Information resources

MPs, their staff, and parliamentary staff can access our curated collection of books, journals, databases, news subscriptions and parliamentary material.

Browse our resources.

Training and events

We offer inductions, research skills training, and talks on topical issues from our subject specialists. Our training and events help MPs, their staff, and parliamentary staff get the most from our service.

Find upcoming training and events.


The Members’ Library, based in the Palace of Westminster, is a quiet workspace for MPs and a place to access our books and newspapers, make research requests, and pick up printed copies of our publications.

View access and opening hours (parlinet link).

Work with us

  • Our values

    Find out more about our values, what we are looking for in our people, and the House of Commons Inclusion and Diversity Strategy.

    Our values
  • Our people

    Our staff cover a range of roles to deliver our services. Read our selection of staff profiles to learn more about our people.

    Our people
  • Opportunities

    View current opportunities to work with us, find out how to apply and what to expect from the application process.