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Public libraries offer unique, free services that can help you to start, grow and run your business


 

Public Library Business Supports
If you’re thinking about starting or growing your business, public libraries are an ideal starting point. They will support you in finding the information you need, whatever the nature of your business.

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In addition to resources on starting and running a business, public libraries have a full range of stock on all interests from craft and design to food, technology, environment and much more.

Prefer digital? Check out the e-resources below, all available for free to library members.

Many public libraries also offer hot-desking and meeting facilities, PC and internet access, relevant courses, workshops and a programme of events throughout the year to help you build a successful business.

Free Online Resources
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Do you want to develop key business skills but don’t have time to attend a course? Why not take a self-paced, online course at a time that is most convenient to you?universal_class_vertical_banner_120x240

Libraries offer access to 100s of online courses through Universal Class designed specifically for enhancing business skills. Business courses cover everything from customer relationship management to writing effective marketing materials. Take a course in finance or entrepreneurship, learn how to develop a business plan, handle employees, conduct interviews, get the most out of Microsoft Office and much more.

Library members can register with Universal Class and start a course within minutes.

Keep up to date with the latest business news from around the globe.
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Read today’s national and international newspapers online for free through Proquest. Choose from over 900 newspaper titles such as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Irish Times.

To access all newspapers, click on your library service below and login to Proquest using your library card number.

Carlow: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234783

Cavan: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234785

Clare: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234731

Cork City: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234739

Cork Co.: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234743

DLR: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234769

Donegal: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234763

Dublin City: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234761

Fingal: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234729

Galway: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234713

Kerry: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234779

Kildare: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234727

Kilkenny: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234789

Laois: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234749

Leitrim: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234781

Limerick: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234775

Longford: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234747

Louth: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234745

Mayo: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234759

Meath: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234765

Monaghan: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234767

Offaly: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234751

Roscommon: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234787

Sligo: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234711

South Dublin: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234791

Tipperary: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234773

Waterford: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234777

Westmeath: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234771

Wexford: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234741

Wicklow: http://search.proquest.com/barcode?accountid=177328&groupid=1234793

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Browse the online Zinio Magazine collection, which includes The Economist, ForbesNewsweek and OCC as well as sector-specific titles, for unique perspectives and insight into the current trends.

Library members can register with Zinio and download your choice of magazine within minutes.

Need some inspiration and motivation to grow your business? Delve into the collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks!

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Learn from experienced business leaders through their biographies or read up on subjects such as management and ethics, social enterprise, digital marketing, leadership and more to help you gain the knowledge and skills to grow your business to its full potential.

To access the full collection, click on your library service below and login to Borrow Box using your library card number.

Carlow: http://library.bolindadigital.com/carlow

Cavan: http://library.bolindadigital.com/cavan

Clare: http://library.bolindadigital.com/clare

Cork City: http://library.bolindadigital.com/corkcity

Cork: http://library.bolindadigital.com/cork

Donegal: http://library.bolindadigital.com/donegal

Dublin: http://library.bolindadigital.com/dublin

Dun Laoghaire: http://library.bolindadigital.com/dunlaoghaire

Fingal: http://library.bolindadigital.com/fingal

Galway: http://library.bolindadigital.com/galway

Kerry: http://library.bolindadigital.com/kerry

Kildare: http://library.bolindadigital.com/kildare

Kilkenny: http://library.bolindadigital.com/kilkenny

Laois: http://library.bolindadigital.com/laois

Leitrim: http://library.bolindadigital.com/leitrim

Limerick: http://library.bolindadigital.com/limerick

Longford: http://library.bolindadigital.com/longford

Louth: http://library.bolindadigital.com/louth

Mayo: http://library.bolindadigital.com/mayo

Meath: http://library.bolindadigital.com/meath

Monaghan: http://library.bolindadigital.com/monaghan

Offaly: http://library.bolindadigital.com/offaly

Roscommon: http://library.bolindadigital.com/roscommon

Sligo: http://library.bolindadigital.com/sligo

South Dublin: http://library.bolindadigital.com/southdublin

Tipperary: http://library.bolindadigital.com/tipperary

Waterford: http://library.bolindadigital.com/waterford

Westmeath: http://library.bolindadigital.com/Westmeath

Wexford: http://library.bolindadigital.com/wexford

Wicklow: http://library.bolindadigital.com/wicklow

This is your opportunity to learn a new language and give your business an extra competitive edge!Mango_color_web

Choose from over 70 languages including Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and English. Mango languages can be accessed directly from the website of your public library service.

Click on your library service below and login to Mango Languages using your library card number and pin.

Carlow County Library service

Cavan County Library
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Clare County Library Service
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Cork County Library and Arts Service
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Cork City Libraries
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Donegal County Library
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Dublin City Public Libraries and Archive
Website

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Library Service
Website

Fingal County Libraries
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South Dublin County Library
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Galway City and County Library
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Kerry Library
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Kildare Library & Arts Service
Website

Kilkenny County Library Service
Website 

Laois County Libraries
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Leitrim County Library Service
Website 

Limerick Local Authorities Library Service
Website

Longford County Library
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Louth County Library
Website

Mayo County Library
Website

Meath County Council Library Service
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Monaghan County Library Services
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Offaly County Library
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Roscommon County Council Library Services
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Sligo County Libraries
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Tipperary County Council Library Service
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Waterford City & County Council Library Service
Website

Westmeath Library Service
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Wexford Public Library Services
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Wicklow County Council Library Service
Website

New to the library?
Simply contact your local library and join for free today!

The business information resources outlined on this website have been compiled by public library staff.