Business & Nonprofit Services

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The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is committed to supporting our local business and nonprofit community. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or a working professional, the library is a valuable community resource for you. 

If you need assistance locating any of our business collection or digital resources, please ask at the Info Desk.

Business Library Cards

Business and nonprofit organizations in Arlington Heights are eligible for business library cards. Click here for more information on registering or renewing your business library card.

Business eNewsletter

The Business eNewsletter offers library resources, program information, and other updates for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. Read the latest issue here or subscribe to receive it through email every other month.

Business Book Discussion

Meet other readers and join us for thought-provoking discussions. From new bestsellers to long-established titles, these discussions cover topics to support advancement in your personal and professional development. If you need a copy of a book, place one on hold online, stop by the Info Desk, call 847-392-0100 or check out an eBook.

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Competing in the New World of Work: How Radical Adaptability Separates the Best from the Rest by Keith Ferrazzi
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Small Business Support

Make the most of our services: borrow library books and other materials, reserve meeting rooms or space in the Studio, check out our new Makerplace, access business databases remotely, register for business or technology classes and apply for a business library card.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor to connect you to resources and provide

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Beyond the Library: Business Skills and Training

It's a no-brainer that FREE resources and programs abound at the library for those in small business. In addition, there are other no-cost activities and guides in the community and online that are too good to overlook.

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State and Local Business Services

In this climate of uncertainty and crisis, it’s hard to overstate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nonprofits and small business. This page provides up-to-date information and resources from the local to federal level.

Numerous organizations, in addition to the library, are available to help you with

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Business Start Guide

This guide is a general overview of what to expect as you navigate the rules and requirements of business ownership in Arlington Heights. Remember, every business is unique, and your situation may result in different timeframes, costs, and specific requirements.  

General Information

Anyone looking to open a business in Illinois must first with the state’s

Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources

The library offers a variety of resources to assist with starting and managing a nonprofit organization. As a Foundation Information Network (FIN) Partner, we offer a premier prospect research tool for grant-seekers, Foundation Directory Online (FDO). FDO combines comprehensive data with simple search tools help you efficiently meet fundraising goals. Also available is the 

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SCORE Business Mentoring

Learn from SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer business mentors, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Make an Appointment

SCORE offers free, confidential mentoring by volunteers who have experience in all aspects of business. Whether you're just getting started or you've been in business over 20 years,