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 selecting "Request a Mentor." SCORE mentors are available at the Central Library in the Information Commons on:
- Mondays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
- Tuesdays from 5:00PM to 7:00PM
- Wednesdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Call to confirm the times and dates listed; they are subject to occasional changes.
Take steps towards financial stability by meeting with a financial coach from the Financial Coaching Corps of The Community Service Society, free at the Business & Career Center at Central Library. Learn how you can:
- Review Your Credit Report
- Deal with Debt Collection
- Budget and Save
- Open a Bank Account
- Explore Public Benefits
- Manage Student Loans
To make an appointment, please visit: bklynlib.org/2ArMMFA
Events & Classes
Update Your Workplace Skills with Lynda and Metrix Learning3:00 pm, Central Library, Balcony Conference Room
Created in Brooklyn: A Series of Photographs and Conversations with Randy Duchaine6:00 pm, Park Slope, Auditorium
Celebrate Small Business in Brooklyn: Succeeding as a Creative Entrepreneur 12:30 pm, Central Library, Dweck Center
Update Your Workplace Skills with Lynda and Metrix Learning3:00 pm, Central Library, Info Commons Lab
- Small Business
- Career Help
- Personal Finance
- Real Estate
6-week start-up : a step-by-step program for starting your business, making money, and achieving your goalsAbrams, Rhonda M.
From single to scale : how a single person, small business, or an entrepreneur can grow their business to profitKillen, Michael
Small time operator : how to start your own business, keep your books, pay your taxes, and stay out of troubleKamoroff, Bernard
Six figure crowd funding : the no bullsh*t guide to running a life-changing campaignMiller, Derek (Consultant)
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
The infographic guide to personal finance : a visual reference for everything you need to knowCagan, Michele
Retire early with real estate : how smart investing can help you escape the 9-to-5 grind and do what matters moreCarson, Chad (Writer on real estate investment)
The little book of main street money : 21 simple truths that help real people make real moneyClements, Jonathan.
Mindful money : simple practices for reaching your financial goals and increasing your happiness dividendDeYoe, Jonathan K.
The investor's manifesto preparing for prosperity, Armageddon, and everything in betweenBernstein, William J.
The turnkey revolution : how to passively build your real estate portfolio for more income, freedom, and peace of mindClothier, Christopher
Landlording on autopilot : a simple, no-brainer system for higher profits, less work and more fun (do it all from your smartphone or tablet!)Butler, Mike, 1959- author.
Real Estate Dangers and How to Avoid Them : A Guide to Making Smarter Decisions As a Buyer, Seller and LandlordTrim, Andrew
Property boom and banking bust : the role of commercial lending in the bankruptcy of banksJones, Colin, 1949 January 13- author.
Mastering the art of commercial real estate investing : how to successfully build wealth & grow passive income from your rental propertiesMarshall, Doug
100 questions every first-time home buyer should ask : with answers from top brokers from around the countryGlink, Ilyce R., 1964- author.
Real estate investing for everyone : a guide to creating financial freedomStone, Martin, 1948- author.