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Business Support In Libraries

16th August 2023

Books offering business advice, planning, networking, book keeping & more can be reserved for free from the catalogue, search LibrariesWest

Open Educational Resources are also available via Librarieswest, a collection of more than 50 million open-access, peer-reviewed articles, and nonfiction books available for instant download. The collection includes resources of benefit to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

BorrowBox has a selection of eBooks and audiobooks offering business advice & inspiration.

Digital newspapers are available on Borrowbox and NewsStream. Titles include The Guardian, Independent, Financial Times and many more. www.n-somerset/onlinelibrary

Digital magazines can be downloaded from Libby, popular UK magazines including Money Week Libby – Welcome (

Meeting room hire | Available at Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead & Yatton libraries. Contact the library directly to book. Small rooms for 1:1 consultations or larger rooms with a capacity of up to 35.

Your Office in the library | Free Wifi and PC access for emails, and online office applications. Printers*, photocopiers* and scanners available. *charges apply

Volunteering | Learn new skills and gain valuable experience by becoming a library volunteer. We have a wide range of volunteer roles from digital buddy to children’s activities volunteer. Library volunteering | North Somerset Council (

Free self-employment & business advice drop-in sessions | If you have a small business or are considering starting one, come along and find out how The Hive can help you. Opportunity to discuss your self-employment or business needs and questions and create a tailor-made support strategy for you.
For more information, contact 01934 418 118

Access Business & IP Centre at Bristol Central Library for business intelligence resources and databases, publications, training sessions, intellectual property support and space to meet, study and research. For more information visit Business & IP Centre Bristol

Joining the library is free | Library membership entitles you to borrow books, access PCs and a whole range of online resources including e-books, audio books, digital newspapers, comics and magazines.

There are books to aid career progression, business skills, and interview techniques, as well as books and
magazines to support your wellbeing to help you fulfil your potential.

You can join online at LibrariesWest or in person at any library For locations and opening hours visit Libraries | North Somerset Council (

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