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Business Resources

The Washoe County Library System has a wide variety of resources to help your business, from print materials to free access to online resources, including Reference USA,, and Learning Express. In addition to our latest research databases listed below, you will find a list of local business resources and organizations to help you get your business plans off the ground. Not finding what you need?  Call any of our 12 branches and let us help you.

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Business Source Elite
Includes full-text articles from business newspapers and magazines, including Harvard Business Review, MacWorld, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications.

Legal Information Source
Find assistance on legal matters of all kinds. Includes full text for many top consumer legal reference books; thousands of legal forms; legal information about businesses and corporations, patents, copyrights and trademarks, business taxes, and more.

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LinkedIn Learning
Premier online learning resources for business, software, technological, and creative skills. Formerly

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Reference Solutions 
Find new business opportunities, research companies, conduct market research, create business plans, and much more. Instant access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million US businesses and 235 million US residents. 

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Regional Business News 
Includes full-text coverage of regional business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas in the United States.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
Search and browse recent and historical articles. Digital access includes text archives (1999-present), digital microfilm (2009-present), and historic Reno newspapers (1870s-1977). 

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The Wall Street Journal
Online access allows all library card holders to read the most recent several issues of The Wall Street Journal, including its coverage of business, finance, and tech news.

Bridgewire is a member-funded makerspace/hackerspace/workshop serving the Reno-Sparks area. Bridgewire is open 24/7 to all members with “Open Space Night” every Thursday from 6-9 pm, or by appointment.

The Chamber                                                
The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Northern Nevada and is a voice for businesses in Washoe County. It focuses on advocacy on behalf of all businesses, information and education for members, and connectivity with members and consumers.

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada            
EDAWN is committed to recruiting and expanding quality companies that have a positive economic impact on the quality of life in greater Reno-Tahoe. EDAWN provides advice and guidance on business incentives and assistance programs.

Entrepreneurs Organization                           
EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. EO helps entrepreneurs grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts.

The Generator                                              
The Generator is an inclusive art, maker, and community space in Reno, open to anyone who wants to make art and be part of a creative community.

Innevation Center                                                                
The Innevation Center is a collaborative space created to stimulate invention, entrepreneurship, small businesses, and startups. The center features co-working areas and a makerspace for members, as well as conference rooms and closed office spaces for rent. There’s access to seed funding, business mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Made in Nevada                                                        
MIN is an association of business, agriculture, and governmental entities working together to develop awareness and to promote the purchase of products manufactured and crafted in Nevada. Made in Nevada businesses are listed on the MIN website, giving you the ability to connect to people seeking information about the products you offer.

Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology
NCET is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology.

Nevada Small Business Development Center                 
NSBDC provides an abundance of free and low-cost information, assistance, counseling, and training for Nevada businesses.

Reno Collective                                                                     
With freelancing and remote work becoming increasingly popular for creative and technical talent, Reno Collective provides a collaborative workspace for your business needs.

Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority                                    
The RSCVA acts as a marketing organization to promote convention and tourism business in the area. RSCVA owns and operates several facilities designed to draw out-of-town visitors.

Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency
TMRPA addresses infrastructure, land-use planning, and natural resource management in Washoe County.

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow is a grassroots, nonprofit organization. TMT’s vision is to continually improve the quality of life in the Truckee Meadows.

1 Million Cups
This free program is designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. 1 Million Cups is now in more than 160 communities across the country, working with entrepreneurs and giving them the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses.

US Small Business Administration; Small Business Innovation Research; Small Business Technology Transfer Program     
The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses and provides SBA-backed loans, government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance, and training programs to help businesses succeed. SBIR and STTR are two similar federal grant programs designed to involve small, but high technology, companies in meeting the needs of 11 federal agencies. $2.3 billion is available each year, and each of the agencies issues its priorities and proposal submission instructions at least once a year.

SCORE mentors give free small business and startup advice. They can show you how to turn your idea into a business and avoid some of the most common pitfalls. SCORE also provides tools such as business plan templates and the best in small business education, as well as one-on-one mentoring. Over 40 volunteer counselors are available to help you.

Society for Human Resource Management
SHRM provides a centralized list of resources to prepare, train, and connect Nevada job seekers with Nevada employers.

US Department of Agriculture
The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues. The agency provides grants for the purchase of renewable energy systems and funding to increase the economic viability of biomass projects and energy technology.


The Wall Street Journal

Full access to the most recent issues of the Journal


Our digital collection features thousands of titles you can access with Libby

The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times

Reading Challenges

Participate in all our reading challenges with the Beanstack app


Learn popular technology, apps, and websites with a senior focus

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations, series information, and more tools for readers

Mango Languages

Easy access to language learning . More than 72 languages offered.

LinkedIn Learning

Creative, business, and technology courses for in-depth learning

Computer Skills Center

Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

TumbleBook Library

A collection of talking, animated picture books and ebooks for kids


Our digital collection features thousands of titles you can access with Libby

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

Brainfuse HelpNow

Live homework help, writing lab, test prep, and other student resources


Research resources and tools for students and teachers


Science, technology, engineering, and art resources

Family Engagement and Literacy

Cultural and educational resources for kids of all ages

Get a Card

Sign up for an instant digital card to get access to all our online resources.

Apps and Tools

Many of our most popular resources have apps for easy use on mobile devices.


Disfrute de más de 50 libros, libros de dibujos, y libros con audio para niños de todas las edades.

Referencia Latina

Texto completo cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia.


Colección de libros electrónicos y audiolibros descargables en inglés o español y revistas.

The New York Times

Acceso gratuito en línea al New York Times, tanto de forma remota como en la biblioteca.


Tutoría en vivo en español o inglés está disponible con Brainfuse HelpNow