- Aug 20, 2015
Northbrook businesses in need of help with everything from marketing research to meeting room space, have a valuable ally right in their own backyard. Any business with a Northbrook address can obtain a Northbrook Library card that comes with full library privileges. The card gives businesses access to a wealth of resources, including online databases and technology classes as well as use of the 3-D printer and use of the meeting rooms. All are offered free of charge.
Additional one-on-one help is available through the Reference department to learn how to utilize the vast number of databases to get useful information. Some include Business Insights, with profiles on companies and industry sectors; D& B Million Dollar Database with marketing information on public and private companies; and Small Business Resource Center with information on starting and operating a business.
The Library also offers numerous technology classes on topics such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Cardholders can also check out iPads and MacBook Pros for in-library use. In addition to five study rooms which seat between four and six people, the Library has two larger meeting rooms which can be reserved. The Civic Room, which can accommodate up to 40 people provides a conference table with embedded outlets and includes an 80 inch LDC monitor. The multifunctional Pollak Room can seat up to 100 people and can be split into two 50 person meeting spaces. The room also offers ceiling-mounted projectors and screens as well as microphones.
Any business or company within the incorporated area of Northbrook is eligible to apply for a library card. The owner, president or other designated person from a company can apply for the card and designate a representative for their business. While only one card is issued, the card is transferable to other individuals who work for the company.