Small Business Services - Newark Public Library

Small Business Services

Did you know the library can support you in starting and growing your business? Connect to resources that can help you to:

  • Write a business plan
  • Connect with a mentor
  • Research your industry, competitors, and potential customers
  • Learn a new digital skill
  • Develop and train your staff
  • Enhance your marketing efforts
  • Network with groups and agencies that support entrepreneurs
  • Use in-demand equipment and software
  • And more!

To consult with a Business Librarian, contact Anne at or call the Newark Public Library Reference Desk at 973.733.7779.

In the meantime, here are some resources you may find helpful as a small business owner or entrepreneur:

LinkedIn Learning–Contains thousands of on-demand, expert-led courses related to business, creativity, and technology. Log In with your NPL library card here:

NPL’s Business Web Guides–A Guide to selected websites related to business, curated by NPL librarians:

NPL’s Business Databases–Click on the “Business” tab under “Browse Databases by Subject” to access business research databases with your library card:

Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)–Did you know that the Newark Public Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center? Contact Keegan at for more information, or call the Reference Desk at 973.733.7779.

Made@NPL Makerspace for Creative Entrepreneurs–Use in-demand equipment and software, such as an audio recording studio, laser-cutter, sewing machines, photography studio, 3D printer, and more! Learn more and schedule a session @madenpl on Instagram (website coming soon). For questions, e-mail or call 973.733.7779.