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
Food Retail: Getting Better Results from Your Inventory5:30 pm, Central Library, Trustees' Room
Stepping into Fashion & Beauty: Make Technology Your Partner6:00 pm, Central Library, Trustees' Room
Created in Brooklyn: A series of photographs and conversations with Randy Duchaine6:00 pm, Park Slope Library
- Career Help
- Small Business
- Personal Finance
- Real Estate
I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this : a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying workJansen, Julie
Military-to-civilian : success for veterans & their families : the ultimate re-imagining guide for making smart re-careering, relocation, and retirement decisionsKrannich, Ronald L.
Career courage : discover your passion, step out of your comfort zone, and create the success you wantKelley, Katie C.
Risk/reward : why intelligent leaps and daring choices are the best career moves you can makeKreamer, Anne.
What color is your parachute? : guide to rethinking interviews : Ace the interview and land your dream jobBolles, Richard Nelson.
The Pathfinder : how to choose or change your career for a lifetime of satisfaction and successLore, Nicholas.
The ultimate guide to internships : 100 steps to get a great internship and thrive in itWoodard, Eric
The entrepreneur's book of actions : essential daily exercises and habits for becoming wealthier, smarter, and a more successful entrepreneurPower, Rhett.
Think Like an Artist, Protect Like an Attorney : The Definitive Legal Guidebook for Small Business StartupsBrenke, Rachel
Your business is a leaky bucket : learn how to avoid losing millions in revenue and profit annuallyShore, Howard (Accountant)
Social Media for Business : Foolproof Tips to Help You Promote Your Business or Your BrandColes, Linda
Benefit corporation law and governance : pursuing profit with purposeAlexander, Frederick H., 1963- author.
The Giveback Economy : Social Responsiblity Practices for Business and NonprofitMiller, Peter/ Langhorst, Carla
What your financial advisor isn't telling you : the 10 essential truths you need to know about your moneyDavidson, Liz (Financial advisor).
Girl, get your credit straight! : a sister's guide to ditching your debt, mending your credit, and building a strong financial futureBridgforth, Glinda, 1952-
The only budgeting book you'll ever need : how to save money and manage your finaces with a personal budget plan that works for youStouffer, Tere.
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