Looking for answers? Simply curious? Whether you are gathering facts for a research assignment, exploring new business opportunities, or keeping current with the vibrant Delray Beach community, the Library is your connection to a wide world of information. With free access to excellent research and entertainment databases, you are ensured to find the facts.
Text, email, or chat with a librarian using Florida’s largest collaborative online reference service. Ask A Librarian takes customer service to a new level by offering fast, reliable, easy-to-use online reference assistance from anywhere via text, email and online chat.
Delray Beach Public Library reference librarians are available by chat and email during the library’s operating hours, Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 8pm, Thursday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday (September – May) from 1pm to 5pm.
Statewide librarians are available Monday through Thursday from 10am to midnight, and Friday & Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
Are you a veteran, or do you know a veteran, who is transitioning from military to civilian life? Your Delray Beach Public Library card can help you get your civilian life back! Visit Brainfuse VetNow to connect with a live veteran navigator and get free assistance from a veteran with your VA benefits. You can also get help with job hunting, resumes, interviews, and building your academic skills.
Access a demographic report on any geography — or compare multiple geographies — for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.
Your Delray Beach Public Library card number is your password for DemographicsNow.
Gale Courses offers access to hundreds of online courses for professional development, career preparation, entrepreneurship, and personal enrichment. Classes are led by highly-credentialed industry professionals in an interactive setting. Each course is completed over a six-week period, with new sessions starting every month.
Choose from a large selection of audiobooks, comic books, ebooks, music, movies, television shows, and more.
All you need to get started is an Internet connection and an active Delray Beach Public Library card. If you need assistance using hoopla, please call the Reference Desk at (561) 266-0196 and we’ll be happy to help.
Thousands of local jobs are at your fingertips with Jobview, a self-service employment application that simplifies the job search process by allowing users to find daily, updated local regional and national jobs from a simple user interface that is purpose built for one task – search and apply for jobs.
With Libby from OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more. All you need to get started is an internet connection and an active Delray Beach Public Library card.
Click here to download OverDrive instructions, or click here to learn about the Libby app for Overdrive. If you have questions about Overdrive or Libby, please call the Reference Desk at (561) 266-0196 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
ReferenceUSA has vital information on every business & consumer in the United States & Canada. It assists business executives in finding valuable sales leads, conducting market research or competitive analysis, and provides an avenue for businesses to do effective marketing & outreach. Students are able to reference this data for research projects and job seekers may find gainful employment. ReferenceUSA provides data on businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information.
SizeUp LBI is a business intelligence resource focusing on local small businesses. Business owners in Delray Beach can use the database to: identify strengths and weaknesses by comparing their business with others in their industry at local, state, and national levels; locate opportunities geographically by mapping competitors, customers, and suppliers; and improve advertising and marketing strategies by understanding where money is being spent locally.
A joint project with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Florida Atlantic University Research Division, the Small Business Development Center satellite office is located on the 2nd floor of the Library.
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. The newest office is located in the Delray Beach Public Library to serve the needs of Delray’s growing small business community. 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.
In addition, look for our SBDC Learning Series on the Delray Beach Public Library Calendar.
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.
To access, sign-in to your library account using your Delray Beach Library card number and PIN, then click on Statista in the list of resources appearing in the column on the left.
The Testing & Education Reference Center from Gale provides access to full-length practice examinations and resources for career development, college preparation, U.S. citizenship, and more. Examples of available exams include: NCLEX, TEAS, Praxis, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and TOEFL.
Use your Delray Beach Public Library card number to log in to the Testing & Education Reference Center.
Value Line is a trusted source for stock market and investment research, providing detailed reports and recommendations concerning domestic and foreign markets. Their industry reports, technical analyses, and educational tools supply information critical for making informed investment decisions.