Do you want to start a business, are you looking for work, or do you want to take control of your finances? Central Library’s Business & Career Center should be the first step in your journey. With a wide array of resources, services and programs, we can help you meet your professional and financial goals.
Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. We provide Resume & Career Help multiple days a week at several branch locations. Please note that these days and times are subject to occasional changes. Call the branch go to our events calendar to confirm the times listed in the link above.
Meet with experienced mentors from SCORE for free, personalized business advice. Book an appointment at the Central Library by going to SCORE NYC and clicking "Find a Mentor." Mentors also take walk-in appointments if they do not have an appointment, but booking an appointment is the only way to guarantee time with a mentor. SCORE mentors are available at the Central Library in the Information Commons Meeting Room 3 on:
- Mondays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
- Tuesdays from 5:00PM to 9:00PM
- Wednesdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Take a step towards financial stability with the help of a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. These counselors can advise you on issues ranging from budgeting,repairing your credit, and reducing debt. Appointments are required for this service, and please call the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 to make an appointment at the Central Library. Financial counseling sessions will take place in Information Commons Meeting Room 3 on:
- Tuesdays from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Events & Classes
Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com 3:00 pm, Central Library, Info Commons Lab
Created in Brooklyn: A Series of Photographs and Conversations with Randy Duchaine6:00 pm, Park Slope Library
Celebrate Small Business in Brooklyn: Focus on Freelancers and Solopreneurs12:30 pm, Central Library
10 шагов для открытия собственного предприятия / 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business5:00 pm, Sheepshead Bay Library
- Career Help
- Small Business
- Personal Finance
- Real Estate
Great jobs for everyone 50+ : finding work that keeps you happy and healthy-- and pays the billsHannon, Kerry
Moving forward in mid-career : a guide to rebuilding your career after being fired or laid offWeiss, John Henry
What color is your parachute? : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changersBolles, Richard Nelson
Crushing it! : how great entrepreneurs build their business and influence--and how you can, tooVaynerchuk, Gary
Rise and grind : out-perform, out-work, and out-hustle your way to a more successful and rewarding lifeJohn, Daymond, 1969- author.
Supply chain strategy : unleash the power of business integration to maximize financial, service, and operations performanceFrazelle, Edward
Growth in the age of complexity : steering your company to innovation, productivity, and profits in the new era of competitionPerumal, Andrei
Your business is a leaky bucket : learn how to avoid losing millions in revenue and profit annuallyShore, Howard (Accountant)
Start a successful business : expert advice to take your startup from idea to empireDeBaise, Colleen
Benefit corporation law and governance : pursuing profit with purposeAlexander, Frederick H., 1963- author.
The Harvard Business Review entrepreneur's handbook : everything you need to launch and grow your new business.Harvard Business Review (COR)
The cross-border family wealth guide : advice on taxes, investing, real estate, and retirement for global families in the U.S. and abroadFisher, Andrew, 1971- author.
Meet the Frugalwoods : achieving financial independence through simple livingThames, Elizabeth Willard
Invested : how Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger taught me to master my mind, my emotions, and my money (with a little help from my dad)Town, Danielle
Retirement fail : the 9 reasons people flunk post-work life and how to ace your ownSullivan, Greg, 1957- author.
Money, manifestation & miracles : a guide to transforming women's relationships with moneyToneatto, Meriflor, 1967- author.
More money now : use your existing skills, connections and technology to start earning cash todayZechmann, Michael
Buy it, rent it, profit! : make money as a landlord in any real estate marketChavis, Bryan, 1972- author.
The intelligent REIT investor : how to build wealth with real estate investment trustsKrewson-Kelly, Stephanie