BPL's Business & Career Center offers financial programs to help you manage your money as well as appointments wtih financial coaches from the Community Service Society and much more. You can explore our many Online Resources such as Morningstar or Weiss Ratings at home with your library card.

Librarian demonstrating financial database
  • Go to the "Subject Guides" box on the right hand side of this page to get tips about budgeting, investing, student loans & preparing for retirement. 

In response to COVID-19, financial coaching is now offered virtually.

Take steps towards financial stability by meeting with a financial coach. The Financial Coaching Corps of The Community Service Society of New York provides free and confidential help in developing positive financial skills, including:

  • Improving credit by obtaining, reviewing and repairing credit reports;
  • Using formal banking services and avoiding fringe services;
  • Reducing debt by developing a debt management plan;
  • Creating and using budgets to manage finances;
  • Increasing savings to build assets;
  • Applying for public benefits.

Virtual one-on-one financial coaching is available by appointment. If there are no openings, please check back in a few days. Thank you. Visit this page to make an appointment.

  • This year, Brooklyn Public Library is pleased to offer in-person tax help at a few locations thanks to free services offered by partner organizations. Each organization offers a slightly different model, from assisted self-prep to tax helpers completing the forms for you. All assistance is by appointment, and you must bring several documents, including prior year tax forms. For details, BPL locations, and links to make an appointment, please visit the Free Tax Help page.
  • Attend events and workshops at the Library on saving, credit repair, investing and more. Go to our Events Calendar to see all of our upcoming finance events and workshops.