Personal Finance

BPL's Business & Career Center offers financial programs to help you manage your money as well as appointments with financial coaches by phone 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. 

Take steps towards financial stability by meeting with a financial coach. Virtual one-on-one financial coaching is available by appointment. Make an appointment with a financial coach.

Coaches provide 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.

If there are no openings, please check back in a few days. Thank you.

Coaching is provided by the Financial Coaching Corps of The Community Service Society

  • 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.
Subject Guides

BPL's Business & Career Services offers specialized subject guides for managing your finances. Explore our finance guides:


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