Sacramento Public Library

Business Services at the Library

Meet with a business librarian, read news and trade publications, find legal forms and more.
Whether you are thinking of starting a business, are in business and need help locating an answer, or just want to learn more about the Library’s business resources, our staff of business librarians is eager to help you get started. Book an appointment to discuss the steps to launching your new business venture. Discover the resources the Library has to offer you in a one-hour meeting with a business librarian.
There is a business librarian available from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment. Sessions take place at the GED Center on the second floor of the Central Library. Call 916-264-2920 to book an appointment with a business librarian or e-mail questions to Follow us on Twitter @saclib_business.
Our other business services include:
  • Small Business Reference Center. Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans. Research your industry, download business plans and read ebooks on starting a business with this easy-to-use resource.
  • Business Source Complete. This portal includes articles from more than 1,840 trade journals and general business magazines and access to thousands of SWOT analyses and market research reports. Read articles from popular business magazines, trade publications, and academic journals. Includes regional content from newspapers, magazines, radio and TV transcripts, and trade publications
  • ReferenceUSA. Allows users to create marketing plans and conduct competitive analyses. ReferenceUSA also provides business and residential listings, as well as consumer data, new business and mover records, and mapping tools.
  • Morningstar. Get stock and fund analyses from one of the most trusted names in the business. Read financial reports, compare performance, and screen stocks and funds with this powerful tool.
  • Legal Forms Library. Download business, personal, litigation, state and federal forms in a variety of formats.

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