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Are you starting or growing a small business? We can help. Take part in our free programs and seminars on everything you'll need to run your small business. Ask expert library staff at our branches to help you find what you need. We have books on everything including marketing plans, human resources and more and we also have online databases and e-magazines you can access 24/7 from the library's website. And we have spaces for you to work and meet - everything you need to make your business a success.

Spaces to Meet and Work
Your local branch has all the basics - free wifi, Internet and computer access, MS Office and places to meet, small and large. Also rent a room, theatre or an auditorium.
Expert Staff Assistance
Not sure where to start? Ask our expert staff. Or book a librarian at one of our reference library's business departments.
Specialized Business Resources
We have a wide range of books but we also have e-books, e-magazines, videos, directories, databases and more.
Programs & Seminars
We offer free or low-cost small business programming and lectures on a wide variety of topics.

Small Business Newsletter

We send out a monthly newsletter highlighting new small business programs, classes and resources.

Email us at if you'd like to be added to our mailing list.

Ask a Business Librarian

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    North York Central Library

    Toronto Reference Library
Thanks to the late Norman Hinton for his bequest to the Toronto Public Library Foundation in support of small business programs and services at Toronto Public Library.