The Library is available six-days-a-week at all locations so there is always a place to read, study or work on a business report or assignment! Not only that, the library has a wide selection of books, entertainment videos, and evening programs for your entertainment. The City of Commerce Public Library is one of five highest-funded (per capita) library systems in California so you know you will also get great service..
Specialized Research with Professional Librarians
- Librarians help formulate and refine questions (from "I need a nail supplier" to "I need a local supplier of acrylic nails, adhesives, and other supplies for my chain of manicure shops"
- Librarians unify access to a variety of sources and can present results in a clear and concise manner
- You will find a Librarian available during opening hours at the Central Library for all of your research or reference needs.
- Fast Second-Level Reference for Questions Not Answerable with Local Resources
- Almost any Book Obtainable for Industrial Residents by Purchase or Interlibrary Loan
Business and Corporate Data
- Subscription to Value Line
- Subscriptions to Wall Street Journal, and Investors Business Daily
Computer and Internet Services
- Internet-connected Computers (14 at Central Library) with free printing (10 pages free, 10 cents after that)
- Wireless Netbook Computers (3 at each library) with free printing
- Wireless Internet Access hotspot / FREE WIFI
- Scanning and photocopy service (10 cents copy and 5 cents scanning)
Reference USA database
- High-performance classified directory with corporate financial and relationship data (each company's page gives location, directors, financial statistics, legal actions, geo¬graphic location for GIS and Google Maps, photograph, of front of building when available, and all lines of business)
- Links between subsidiary and parent organizations (a local chain restaurant will give a manager's name, basic location name, and then refer the user to the corporate headquarters)
- SIC and NAICS codes tor precise searches and company profiles (SIC and NAICS are industry-standard codes for defining business lines)
Los Angeles Times 1980-date
- Use our online subscription to Los Angeles Times to find articles from 1980 to present.
- Search for jobs
- Create a resume
- Create a personal account to save work you are doing
Literacy and Tutorial Services
- The Literacy Center offers reading and writing to children ages 7-12 and English-speaking adults 16 and over.
- Courses in English as a Second Language (ESL)
- At different times of the year, ESL classes are available for those who know little -or no English and for those who know some English and would like to converse more easily.
Computer Skills Classes
- (Word Excel, PowerPoint, other topics) Schedule available at all library locations.
Local history Information