Al and Ruth Kopolow (Business) Library

Interior Kopolow Business Library

The Al and Ruth Kopolow (Business) Library is currently closed to visitors. We encourage researchers to contact the Business Library by phone at (314) 935-6963 for further details.

The Al and Ruth Kopolow (Business) Library supports the business information needs of those in the Business School and the general university community. When possible, we also assist individuals and business patrons outside of the university.

Over the past two decades, the business library has evolved from a collection of print books and journals into a database-oriented research and service center. The bulk of our information resides in over 55 databases that cover the full range of business information including articles, financial data, market research reports, stock analysis, corporate filings, etc. The library has online directories of private firms, public corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, M&A data, and more. Some of our most heavily used databases include Bloomberg, Business Source Complete, Factiva, MarketLine, ThomsonOne, Morningstar, IBISWorld, and others.

Check out our Research Guides for business research on companies, industries, international, and finance.

Business Databases

Access hundreds of databases offered through the University Libraries. Browse business journal articles and ebooks.

Circulation Policies

Washington University student, faculty, staff, and courtesy borrowers with current ID may borrow books. A current Washington University ID or courtesy card is required.

Room Reservation

Kopolow Library has 9 group study rooms, available for reserving during all hours the library is open.

Faculty Services & Resources

The staff of the Business Library are ready to help you in person (on the second floor of Simon Hall) or online. The library staff can provide classroom support, research support, and additional services like citation searches.

Faculty Course Reserves Request

Want to place a book on reserve for your class? Need assistance setting up an electronic reserve in Ares? Learn more about placing items on reserve.

Recommend a Purchase

If there is a book or item you think should be added to our collections, fill out our Recommend a Purchase form. Your request will be routed to the appropriate subject librarian for review.

The Bloomberg Lab

The Kopolow Business Library hosts a Bloomberg Lab where students, faculty and staff can explore and analyze real-time financial market data on Bloomberg terminals.

ThomsonOne | Access restricted to Kopolow Business Library & Business School. Our subscription includes some, but not all of the features from the ThomsonOne database. Key portions we receive include broker/analyst reports, deals (public companies), corporate governance information, fundamental comparables, and a few others. NOTE: Please use Internet Explorer with this database. Limited to Business School students/faculty/staff on the proxy. Available to all students on-site at Kopolow Business Library.

Our Staff

Directions to the Kopolow Business Library

Simon Hall
Second Floor
Phone: (314) 935-6963