Need help getting started? Entrepreneurs and small business owners turn to us for their business needs, and we’re happy to offer you resources in print, online, or in person.


Getting Started

Research the Market

Write your Business Plan

How can we help?

We offer Business Library Cards!

Businesses located in the GBPL District are eligible for a library card. Each business may have up to three registered cardholders. Cardholders may use all electronic resources. Please contact the Registration Desk at 847-429-4597.


Your Office Away from Home

  • Wi-Fi available throughout the building
  • Printers, also available remotely
  • Fax machine, scanner, and copy machines
  • Study Rooms available on a first come, first serve basis for up to six people
  • Meeting rooms available for seven to 230 people


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Upcoming Programs