Sonoma County Library offers free business resources to help you plan, build and grow your business.
Access these online resources with a Sonoma County Library card:
- Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA): Information about millions of businesses, from major corporations to small businesses.
- Legal Information Reference Center: For small business and consumers, includes complete text and forms from Nolo Press.
- Small Business Reference Center: Great starting point for research. Start, grow or rescue a business.
- LinkedinLearning (formerly Lynda.com): Leading online learning company; learn business, technology and creative skills with video tutorials.
- Tutor.com: 24-hour resumé review drop off, live help and thousands of resources.
- Publications: Magazines available through Libby Magazines, by OverDrive, e-books/audiobooks from Hoopla Digital, OverDrive and the Libby app.
- ValueLine: Investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
- LearningExpress: Job search, skill building, career certification, licensure exam prep, e-books for business success and more.
- VetNow: Free live online help for veterans, and their families.
Learn new job skills with these workforce development eResources:
- Coursera: A range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.
- GetSetUp: A resource created for older adults (over the age of 55) to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences.
- Northstar: Online, self-guided modules used to test computer and technology skills.
- Skillshare: An online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people.
- Discover more job seeking and skills eResources here.
Visit us in person at one of our branches for hands-on training, 3D printing, to check out technology and more:
- Technology Training: Technology-based classes and workshops, including on use of computers, eReader and eAudio devices and internet.
- 3D Printing: Available at most of our branches. Design and print a prototype of your product!
- Borrow: WiFi, computers and printing services are available at all of our branches, and your first dollar of printing per day is on us!
- Studio and Cameras: Snap photos or shoot promotional videos with professional camera equipment from E Street Studios in the Central Santa Rosa Library.
- Legal Advice: Need to incorporate your business? Lawyers in the Library offers free legal information and referrals, in partnership with the Sonoma County Law Library and the Sonoma County Bar Association.
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