Delray Beach Public Library

Telephone:
561-266-0194

Mon - Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thu - Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: 1PM - 5PM (SEPT-MAY)

Get your virtual library card here to access our great digital resources.

Business Services

Business Services

The Delray Beach Public Library LOVES Small Businesses!

Savvy business owners know the best source of information isn’t always Google. The ultimate search engine is @ the Delray Beach Public Library: A librarian.

Our library offers the best of both worlds — extensive print works and some of the finest electronic resources available.  We provide online collections free of charge to our customers in the same way we provide books, DVDs and other resources — but you can log on 24/7 from your home, office or home-office!

Using the library has never been faster, easier, or more comfortable. In addition to FREE WIFI, the library offers:

  • 30 public computers with Internet connection and MS Office 2016
  • A Tech Center with 10 computers for attending computer classes
  • Three study rooms for individual and group study
  • Copier & Scanner ($0.05 per page to scan | $0.50 per page to fax)

Librarians are the ultimate search engine. Our job is to help you find the answers. Stop by the reference desk, email us at reference@delraylibrary.org, or call 561-266-0196.

Think you’re connected? Think again!

You’ve got a cell phone. You’ve got a computer. You’ve got WiFi. You think you’re wired and ready to launch your small business into the 21st Century. But unless you’re connected to the Delray Beach Public Library, you may not know what you’re missing. Getting free resources, support and computer training for your small business is as easy as getting a free Delray Beach Public Library Card.

The library provides free access to up-to-the-minute databases, live online services for market and business data research, sales leads, mailing lists, geographic, demographic, and competitor market data. Professional research librarians can help you maximize the use of these tools.

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We offer a variety of reading materials on businesses.

Print Materials
Hoopla
OverDrive

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Looking for FREE professional development training for you and your employees? The library offers basic to advanced computer classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 10 and Gmail.

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Resume Coaching, with library volunteer Merrill Rutman.
Seasonal: December to March

The library has print and online resources that offer expert career advice, resume help, and tips on how to ace that job interview, including online consultations with job coaches, resume experts, and interview coaches.

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This basic webinar showcases an overview of the business services the Delray Beach Public Library offers small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Alyson Walzer, Business Reference Librarian

With the Delray Beach Public Library since June 2016, Alyson is a 2020 graduate of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. Alyson has developed and implemented countless technology programs for the library; her Appy Hour program was featured in the professional publication “On the Go with Senior Services” by Phyllis Goodman. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

alyson.walzer@delraylibrary.org | 561-819-6299

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Online Resources

BrainFuse

HelpNow

Live homework help, a writing lab, and a comprehensive adult learning center.

JobNow

Build your resume, practice your job interview techniques, or start searching for your future career.

VetNow

Assisting veterans transitioning from military to civilian life. Connect with a live veteran navigator and get free assistance from a veteran with your VA benefits.

DemographicsNow

DemographicsNow offers a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers. Easily and rapidly produce a variety of both standard and custom reports to help make informed decisions. DemographicsNow: Business & People description is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight for opening a business, finding an untapped audience for products or services, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population and much more.

Business Insights: Essentials

Company and industry intelligence, financial reports, and news designed to accommodate the research goals and workflows of a diverse business research community.

Gale Courses

Online courses for professional development, career preparation, entrepreneurship, and personal enrichment.

Reference Solutions

Find valuable sales leads, conducting market research or competitive analysis, and provides an avenue for businesses to do effective marketing & outreach.

Small Business Resources from the Florida Electronic Library

Ebooks, academic journals, trade publications, and more.

Business Plans Handbook Series

Search hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Includes templates, fictional business plans, and a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants.

Mango

Mango Languages prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in more than 70 languages, including English.

Statista

A leading provider of market and consumer data, Statista is an excellent source for business and industry research on a national and global scale. Here you will find everything from quick statistics to comprehensive reports, covering information on over 80,000 topics, collected from more than 22,500 sources internationally.

Local Resources for Business

City of Delray Beach

Official website of the City of Delray Beach, Florida.

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

A community business partner, contributing to the success of Delray Beach.

Local Business Tax Receipts (formerly Occupational Licenses)

Businesses providing merchandise or services to the public in Palm Beach County — including one-person and home-based businesses — are required to purchase a county business tax receipt.

Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority (DDA)

To grow, strengthen, and enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach.

SCORE Palm Beach County

SCORE Palm Beach County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

State Resources for Business

Enterprise Florida

A public-private partnership devoted to statewide economic development.

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

The DBPR licenses and regulates Florida businesses and professions.

Florida Division of Corporations (Sunbiz)

Florida’s official website for nonprofit and for-profit businesses and organizations. Research and file articles of incorporation, annual reports, Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, trademarks and service marks, fictitious name registrations, and more.

Federal Resources for Business

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Tax information for businesses.

System for Award Management (SAM.gov)

Register to do business with the U.S. Government. Update, renew, or check the status of your entity registration. Search for entity registration and exclusion records. Search for assistance listings (formerly CFDA.gov), wage determinations (formerly WDOL.gov), contract opportunities (formerly FBO.gov), and contract data reports (formerly part of FPDS.gov). View and submit BioPreferred and Service Contract Reports. Access publicly available award data via data extracts and system accounts.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)

Download, track, and graph interest rates, CPI, GDP, employment, income, and thousands of other economic time series from US and international sources.

Small Business Administration

A government agency that provides training and financial assistance for small businesses.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Since 1976 the Florida Small Business Development Center Network has provided consulting to thousands of entrepreneurs in the state of Florida through a network of 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West. Whether you are an existing business or considering launching a new endeavor, a few of the many services provided include guidance on market research and expansion, business plan development, financial analysis and feasibility assessment. Consultation is a no-cost service paid for by your local, state and federal tax dollars.

To arrange for a private consultation, follow this link and register your interest. Once we receive your request, a member of the team will contact you to set up a meeting.