Business Center

The Farmington Libraries Business Center offers a wide array of electronic and in-house resources and services for all your business and job-searching needs.

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Library Services
Skill-Building
Finances, Taxes, Investments
Marketing, Advertising, Networking
Job Hunting
Print Resources
Business Organizations
General Business Information

Library Services

Meeting Space
Conference and study rooms are available at the Main Library for off-site meetings are available at the Main Library. Due to Covid 19, we are currently operating at 20% capacity. Please email flref@farmingtonlibraries.org for booking information.

Internet Access & Printing
Free WiFi and public PCs with high quality network printing capabilities. Color photocopier, scanning, and faxing also available.

Skill Building

LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

Hoonuit
Hoonuit offers online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad.

Universal Class
Universal Class provides users with lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.

Finances, Taxes, Investments

BusinessUSA
The U.S. Government’s official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting. It is designed to provide access to online resources and services of Federal, state, and local Government.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments. Available at home here, please use password 06032 where you are asked for your card # .

Marketing, Advertising, Networking

AtoZ Databases
The ultimate search tool for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, and background and criminal searches. Available via Library website.

LinkedIn
World’s largest professional network.

Print Resources

Available in the Main Library Information Services Department. Bloomberg’s Business Week
The Boston Globe
The Economist
Harvard Business Review
Value Line

Business Organizations

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Provides no-cost advising services to both prospective and existing business owners to help them

U.S. Small Business Association (SBA)
A government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center
Provides hands-on coaching and business training for new and expanding small business owners, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs

General Business Information

Entrepreneurship.org
Find resources for all aspects of starting and growing a business. Designed with entrepreneurs in mind.

Small Business Encyclopedia
An Encyclopedia of business terms developed by Entrepreneur magazine.

If you have any questions, please contact Information Services via phone at 860-673-6791 x5201 or email at flref@farmingtonlibraries.org.