Business Resources

Library Open Six Days-A-Week for Your Business Needs!

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.

Career Transitions  

  • 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


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