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Events hosted by the Library are available to all parliamentary users unless otherwise stated.
Our subject specialists host talks on a range of topical and policy issues. We also invite guest speakers from organisations such as the National Audit office (NAO) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
Caseworker discussion forum
We run a caseworker discussion forum with monthly themed meetings on topics such as benefits, immigration and schools. There is also an ongoing chat where caseworkers can ask questions and support each other outside of the monthly meetings.
We offer a range of training courses to help MPs and MPs’ staff make the most of the Library and develop their research skills. Many of our courses are also available to Peers, their staff, and parliamentary staff.
‘Make the most of the Library’
The first course we recommend to all MPs’ staff is ‘Make the most of the Library’. It provides an introduction to the range of Library services on offer.
Our ‘Find it’ programme consists of a range of courses developed to helps MPs and MPs’ staff find the information they need to do their jobs:
- Find it online
- Finding Library research online
- Finding parliamentary questions, debates and speeches online
- Finding parliamentary papers online
- Finding bills and acts online
- Finding books and journals
- Media and news sources
Courses for specific resources
We also provide courses on specific online resources and databases. Examples include:
Politically impartial publications produced by Commons Library researchers, covering legislation, policy areas, and topical issues.
Find books, journals, online databases, parliamentary materials and more. These resources are only available to users with a parliamentary login.
The House of Commons Library is a research and information service based in the UK Parliament.