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Grow Your Business
Librarians can guide you to answers and refer you to local resources. Not only is the library a great place to work, you can also access free legal forms, checkout equipment like an LCD projector, and use a copy machine or scanner.
Entrepreneurs may check out equipment, provided by the Illinois State Library, funded by a grant from the Small Business Administration.
- LCD projector and portable screen
These items may be checked out for one week, limited to four times per calendar year. A Gail Borden Library card is required for checkout. Contact the information Desk at 847-429-4680 to reserve equipment in advance or to answer your business questions.
24/7 Online Library Resources
Login to DATABASES to use our premium research tools• Reference USA, a business directory
• Small Business Resource Center
• Business Insights, global business reports
• Legal Forms
• Illinois Public Records
Other Library Resources
• Business books in print and eBook formats
State & Federal Online Resources