Local Business Resources

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Business Resources at the Library:

Besides free wi-fi, public computers, copier, fax and scanning services, the Cary Area Library has numerous other resources for businesses. 

Get a Business Library Card: For business owners operating in the library district, you may visit the Service Center or fill in the form online to get a card. The business owner will need to bring in a photo ID with current name and address plus an item documenting your current business address (mortgage or rental documents, tax documents or utility bills are acceptable). Questions? Give us a call at 847.639.4210 x 228.

Online Databases: Online databases for resume, cover letter, job searches and business research.

AtoZ Databases

Demographic research


Free courses online

Print Resources: Besides our collection of popular business-related topics, leadership development and management, if you can’t find what you are looking for, we can help. We are able to search any library in the nation to find the exact title you are looking for. Please ask or call the Service Center or contact us with as much detail as possible along with your contact information and library card number. Or suggest a purchase for a book you’d like to see on our shelves.

Newspapers (newspapers are reference material only and cannot be checked out): Barron’s, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Daily Herald, Daily Herald Business Ledger, New York Times, Northwest Herald, Sun-Times

Magazines (can be checked out for three weeks): Bloomberg Businessweek, Inc., Money, and The Week

Large and Small Meeting Rooms: Our meeting room, three small study rooms, and a conference room can be reserved online, by phone (847.639.4210, press 1) or at the Service Center.

Questions? Give us a call 847-639-4210 or contact us.

Helpful Links:

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SCORE: free business education and mentoring

Small Business Development Center in McHenry (SBDC)

Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce