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Business Library Card

Do you have a business or non-profit based in Wilmette or Kenilworth? Access our powerful business databases, books on the latest business and management trends, and much more.

To qualify for a Wilmette library business card, you need:

  • Identification of the owner or manager, who will be responsible for all materials associated with the account
  • A current tax bill, lease agreement, or utility bill with the business’ or non-profit’s name and address within the Wilmette/Kenilworth Public Library District

To apply, simply bring the above items to the Circulation Desk during business hours. Wilmette Public Library business cards are good for one year and are renewable.

Questions? Call the Circulation Desk at (847) 256-5025. 

Mentorship Counseling

SCORE One-on-One Couseling for Small Businesses


Schedule a free, one-hour session with a SCORE mentor. Sessions will be held in the library's Small Meeting Room.

Go to SCORE's website, select "find a SCORE branch" and use the search function to sign up for these ongoing sessions.

Any questions?  Contact business librarian John Amundsen at jamundsen@wilmettelibrary.info.

Business Reference Appointments

Have a business reference question, need help with our resources, or don't know where to begin?

Contact business librarian John Amundsen via email or call (847) 256-6954 to set up a reference appointment over the phone, via virtual meeting, or in person at the library. 

Strictly Business Voices Blog

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Strictly Business Voices is the library's business services blog. Follow us for contributions from community leaders and discussions on business trends, as well as information on our business programs and services. 

Print Publications in the Library

Newsletters

  • Bob Carlson's Retirement Watch
  • DRIP Investor
  • Kiplinger Tax Letter
  • Kiplinger Letter : Forecasts for Management Decision making
  • Moneyletter
  • Kiplinger's Investing for Income
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • Kiplinger’s Retirement Report
  • No Load Fund Investor
  • Richard E. Band’s Profitable Investing

Newspapers and Magazines

  • Advertising Age
  • Barron’s
  • Business Week
  • Crain’s Chicago Business
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Times
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Inc.
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Small Business Opportunities
  • Small Business Tax News
  • Wall Street Journal

Business/Investment Databases

Advertising Age

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Advertising Age is a trade publication that features news, data, and analysis on marketing and media. Online access is available inside the library only; please see a librarian for assistance. 

Bob Carlson's Retirement Watch

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Retirement Watch is a monthly newsletter produced by tax expert Bob Carlson, covering all financial and tax aspects of retirement. Online access is available inside the library only; please see a librarian for assistance. 

Business Insights: Global

Business Insights Global

Gale Business Insights: Global delivers international company and industry intelligence including detailed profiles, news, case studies, scholarly articles, and more.

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Crain's Chicago Business

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Coverage and analysis of the Chicago area business community. Online access is available inside the library only; please see a librarian for assistance.

DRIP Investor

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DRIP Investor is a monthly newsletter produced by analyst Charles Carlson covering Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) and stock picks. Online access is available inside the library only; please see a librarian for assistance. 

Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory Library

The Gale Directory Library collects directories on companies, publishers, and associations, with search and export tools useful to generating mailing lists, analyzing trends, and more.

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Gale Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms

Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for most common legal procedures.

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Harvard Business Review

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News and analysis on a wide range of general business, management, and economics topics. Online access to the Harvard Business Review is available inside the library only; please see a librarian for assistance. 

Investor's Business Daily

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News and analysis covering national and global financial markets. Online access is available inside the library only; please see a librarian for assistance

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers video tutorials on business, creative, and technology topics.

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Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives collects over a century's worth of global corporate and industry related documents, with reports covering more than 100 countries and industries.

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Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect features information on both public and private companies worldwide, including business data, industry news, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles, a job search database, and more.

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NetAdvantage

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NetAdvantage, by Standard and Poor's, provides information on companies, industries, the stock market, the economy, and long- and short-term prospects for equities, bonds, funds and industries.

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Reference Solutions

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Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) offers access to comprehensive, verified business and consumer listings. Detailed business listings contain a list of executives, financial information, public filings, and news articles. 

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Small Business Resources Center (Gale)

Small Business Resources Center (Gale)

Gale offers small business resources, market research, and planning tools to support entrepreneurs at every stage of the business lifecycle.

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Value Line

Value Line

Value Line is a comprehensive investment tool that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions.

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Weiss Ratings

Weiss Ratings

Rates safety and financial stability for banks, credit unions, insurers, stocks and mutual funds. Includes a Medigap Plan selection tool.

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