Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Shop Small on Saturday, November 26 by patronizing Elgin-area businesses.
Enjoy ½ off your purchases at Gail’s Sales, located inside the Main Library at 270 N. Grove Ave., the Library’s used bookstore, on November 26.
"Voted one of the top ten American cities for economic development in both 2003 and 2005." Learn more about why Elgin is a great place to start a business and a dynamic community for your employees.
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