Business & Career Center

The Library's Business & Career Center

BPL’s new workspace at Central Library inspires​ all those looking to secure their financial future to​ dream big and achieve their goals.  ​Make it your place to meet, work and exchange ideas. BPL offers an array of resources and programs for anyone interested in career help, personal finance and small business advice—visit our Business & Career Services page to learn more.

The Center's New Space

Greatly enlarged, the Business & Career Center serves job seekers, freelancers and small business owners. The space includes custom-designed wood counter seating, four meeting rooms ​equipped with presentation screens, six conversation “nooks,” a co-working area with laptops available for loan, and two seminar rooms with built-in/automated presentation equipment. The Center connects, via a new glass-enclosed staircase, to the Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons on the first floor. Funding for the new Business & Career Center was provided by Empire State Development.

Upcoming Events

Resume & Cover Letter Help

Mon, Feb 26 2:00pm
Macon, The Fireplace

business career resume

Get help with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian! Participants will receive up to 20 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Stop by the library and fill out our sign-up sheet. Make sure to bring your resume, cover letter, and any application-…

Luna Park Job Fair

Tue, Feb 27 2:00pm
Sheepshead Bay Library

business community partner

Come to Sheepshead Bay Library for the Luna Park Job Fair! Work beachside, ride roller coasters, make people happy and make friends from around the world! BIG PERKS include flexible schedules, free wristbands, discounts on food, fun activities, and more! Work at Luna Park in Coney Island…

Resume Help at Brownsville Branch

Tue, Feb 27 2:00pm
Brownsville Library

adult learning business career

Do you need help updating or even starting your resume?  Brownsville branch is offering one-on-one assistance to anyone looking to sharpen their resume and make progress on their job search.  We will provide feedback and suggestions regarding formatting and content and can even help…

Black Women in Tech: Pivot to Growth

Tue, Feb 27 5:00pm
Central Library, Dweck Center

Black History Month business career

Commemorate Black History Month with a powerful event spotlighting Black women blazing trails in the notoriously underrepresented world of technology. Join Women.NYC and Brooklyn Public Library for an evening of inspiration, connection, and progress as we shine a spotlight on Black…

Small Business & the NEW Corporate Transparency Act

Wed, Feb 28 1:00pm
Virtual

business legal resources small business

The Corporate Transparency Act went into effect on January 1, 2024, and is an additional reporting requirement for many small businesses. Discover key insights on the Corporate Transparency Act and Beneficial Ownership reporting for small businesses! Join us for a quick overview covering who’s…

Power Forward: Black History Month Business Conference, The Marketing Edition

Thu, Feb 29 10:00am
Virtual

Black History Month business small business

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONFERENCE 2024

The Business & Career Center joins the two Brooklyn SBA Women's Business Centers for the annual Black Business Conference. Learn how to position your Black-owned business for success! Expert speakers and successful entrepreneurs discuss their…

Pace SBDC Business Counseling @ BPL

Thu, Feb 29 10:00am
Central Library, Business & Career Center

business small business

Beginning January 4, 2024, the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering weekly, free, in-person one-to-one business advisement at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business & Career Center!

These Business Advisement sessions are available to existing…

BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Fri, Mar 1 6:00pm
Central Library, Business & Career Center

business small business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy is back for its 6th Season with a twist!

The 16-week intensive establishes a launch pad for local, nascent fashion designers to channel their creative talent through a series of classes and hands-on labs which hone their skills and develop their business knowledge…

Resume & Cover Letter Help

Mon, Mar 4 2:00pm
Macon, The Fireplace

business career resume

Get help with your resume, cover letter, or career-related questions live with a librarian! Participants will receive up to 20 minutes of feedback and guidance.

Stop by the library and fill out our sign-up sheet. Make sure to bring your resume, cover letter, and any application-…

BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Mon, Mar 4 6:00pm
Central Library, Business & Career Center, Event Room

business small business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy is back for its 6th Season with a twist!

The 16-week intensive establishes a launch pad for local, nascent fashion designers to channel their creative talent through a series of classes and hands-on labs which hone their skills and develop their business knowledge…

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Do you have a quick business, career, or finance related question that doesn't require a trip to the library? Call 718.968.7275. You can also connect with a librarian via chat, email, or with an in-person appointment.

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This space was part of Phase One of Central Library's renovations.

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