Business Resources

The Monroe County Library System provides reference services and library resources to help Rochester-area businesses succeed.  Member libraries contribute to the economic growth of our region by training expert staff, maintaining business materials, and providing public programs on economics, business, government, financial literacy, and career development.

Current business events and programs can be found here.

Regional business resources and websites recommended by the MCLS is here [PDF].

A list of business resources for veterans, compiled by staff of the Central Library’s Business Insight Center, can be found here.

Online Resources

The MCLS provides a number of business research databases available remotely for your convenience, requiring only your library card. These free resources include indexed, searchable company and industry profiles, market research, financial reports, regional demographic analysis, current news, and much more. Resources include:

Resources available at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

The Business Insight Center of the Central Library offers extensive web-based market research and investment analysis subscriptions for public use, as well as print business journals. Specialized market research and financial investment data sources for use on-site include:

In-person assistance is also available in the areas of Business Plan Research, Market Plan Research, and Patents, Trademarks or Copyrights. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

Small Business Support

The Central Library maintains a Small Business Resource Center on the 4th floor of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building. The Center provides programs and an extensive collection of materials for starting and running a small business.

Tax Information

Did you know that the library can make your tax experience a little bit easier? Click here for a listing of resources you can use.