Chesterfield County Public Library Resources

CCPL Small Business Resource CenterMost people know that Chesterfield County Public Library is “your place for arts, culture and information.”

What they might not realize is that the library is also “your place for entrepreneurship and business solutions.”

Public libraries are economic engines, powering the development and revitalization of communities and reducing the costs of businesses across the nation.

One study of the relationship between public libraries and the business community found that 78 percent of business customers say that the library contributes to the success of their business, and 49 percent say that they obtain most of their business/research information from a public library.

CCPL supports local business and provides an excellent return on investment, since the library’s resources are cost- prohibitive for the majority of small business owners to purchase on their own. This space is dedicated to actively serving the needs of the community, and to supporting the vitality and economic development of the county.

Future plans for the center include teleconference capabilities, access to the Foundation Directory and productivity software such as QuickBooks. The evolution of the suite of offerings will be guided by the observed and expressed needs of the public.

The Small Business Resource Center at Meadowdale branch library is the first such space to be unveiled at CCPL. Further spaces will follow in other branches of Chesterfield County Public Library. Branches offer a selection of resources of interest to the entrepreneur: Chesterfield Economic Development’s new web portal, a variety of current publications in multiple formats, eBooks, databases, computer classes, and free Internet access. Each branch contains a kiosk designed to inform the customer about available materials and services.

Visit the CCPL Small Business Resource Center