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, 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…

Resume Help at Brownsville Branch

Tue, Mar 5 2:00pm
Brownsville Library

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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…

Workforce1 Career Center Small Business Administration Services

Wed, Mar 6 12:00pm
Kings Bay, Meeting Room

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If you are looking for a job, join Workforce1 representatives at the Kings Bay Library to learn about job prospects and receive some advice. 

Managing Debt | WE Master Money Workshop

Wed, Mar 6 4:30pm
Central Library

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Learn how to create a debt repayment strategy that will work best for you!

In this informative webinar you will discover how to meet your financial goals, learn strategies to pay down debt effectively, and find out how to budget for you and your business while in debt.

Register…

Energy Retrofits for Co-ops and Condos

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

business environment finance

Multifamily buildings are the most common building type covered under Local Law 97, New York City’s carbon cap for buildings. Many of these are co-ops and condos that will see financial savings and improvement of occupant comfort from energy retrofit projects.

On March 6, join Urban Green…

Pace SBDC Business Counseling @ BPL

Thu, Mar 7 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

Thu, Mar 7 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 11 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 11 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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