Business Resources

Whether you’re a new business or an established one, we have resources to help you succeed.


Is your business in our District? Access our materials, online resources, Tech2Go collection and The Studio with a business Library card.

Print, copy, notarize

Print, copy, fax, scan, and laminate at the Library. Notary services available by appointment. Card not required.


A quiet place to work with a few others, or present your ideas to a crowd.


Borrow hotspots, cameras, webcams, disc readers, projectors and screens, and much, much more.

Trends & data

Access databases to discover local and national trends, census data, consumer reviews, and continuing education.


Books and magazines on business, economics, networking, technology and more.

On the Shelves

Check out these staff recommendations, and search the catalog for more.

Your Favorite Online Business Resources

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Inform your decisions by using the Map and Data Matrix tools to determine where to expand, or identify competitors and easily create mailing lists.

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Linkedin Learning

Access thousands of online video courses and exercise files that will help you learn software, creative, and business skills from the experts.

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Record Information Services

A public records database that covers new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies.

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Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

Small business reference books and tools to address small business topics. Includes videos, advice, and business plan help.

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In the Building

Dewey Decimals for Business

  • 330s: Economics
  • 650s: Management and Public Relations
  • 658: Small Business, Entrepreneurship


  • Chicago Sun Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Daily Southtown
  • Herald News
  • Investors Business Daily (subscription expiring June 26)
  • Wall Street Journal


  • Consumer Reports
  • The Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Inc.


  • Value Line

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