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LibraryLogoWe are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and by appointment. With programs designed to accelerate business growth, an array of business support services and resources are orchestrated by library management and delivered to patron/clients. Unlike many business assistance programs, to access BRIC resources and programs clients need only walk in the door … well, with a library card of course.

Public Computers - 4 PC’s and 1 Mac with full Adobe software suite. Free WiFi is available.
Newspapers -
Nevada Appeal, Reno-Gazette Journal, Wall Street Journal, Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Magazines - Bloomberg Business Week, The Economist, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Nevada Business Magazine, Smart Computing, NNDA's Viewpoint, Carson City Chamber's In Focus magazine
Databases 
    • Business Decision
This database provides demographic information on a consumer level.
    • EBSCO Small Business Reference Center This database provides access to business support periodicals, videos and books. When prompted, enter all digits of a Carson City Library card barcode number. 
    • ReferenceUSA This database provides detailed information on more than 34 million businesses in the United States. When prompted, enter all digits of a Carson City Library card barcode number.
    • Foundation Center As a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, there is access to a variety of databases of foundations and other grant funders.
E-Books 
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business and Finance
One of the useful resources here is the Business Plans Handbook. When prompted, enter all digits of a Carson City Library card barcode number. 
Web Sites 
    •
Business and Economics websites from the Internet Public Library
Meeting Spaces 
    • 3 meeting rooms available 
        • Conference Room A - capacity 45, full A/V system, wireless projector 
        • Conference Room B - capacity 15, full A/V system, wireless projector, smart board capability 
        • Conference Room C - capacity 8, work table and white board 
Copy/Fax/Scan Center
    • Available free of charge for business purposes 
    • And, CNBC with the latest business and stock market information

Business Counseling & Mentoring 
    • A Nevada Small Business Development Center (NevadaSBDC) counselor is available free of charge for one-on-one counseling for new and existing businesses.  Call 775-283-7122 to make an appointment.

Business Education 
    • Hwy 101 – The Roadmap to Business Success – all free of charge 
        o Starting a Business 101 - for those starting a new business or adding a new product line 
            - Noon-1:30 PM on Monday, November 3rd. 
        o Marketing 101 - Strategies, The 4 P’s, Competition, Target Markets and Your Brand 
            - Noon-1:30 PM on Tuesday, November 4th. 
        o Finance 101 – Understanding Financial Statements and Projecting Cash Flows 
            - Noon-1:30 PM on Friday, November 7th. 
        o Social Media 101 – Introduction to Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn 
            - Noon-1:30 PM on Monday, November 10th. 
        o LinkedIn for Business - Learn how to increase your online presence 
            - Noon-1:30 PM on Wednesday, November 19th. 
        o Facebook for Business – Learn the marketing fundamentals of how to use Facebook 
            - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM on Wednesday, November 12th. 
        o How to Create a Website Using Free Online Tools – Create a simple website in class
            - Noon-1:30 PM on Thursday, November 20th. 
    • Free Computer Tutoring – One-hour sessions on basic computer usage (turning on the computer, surfing the Internet, setting up an email account).  Call the BRIC front desk at 775-283-7123 to make an appointment.
    • Free Online Video Tutorials on subjects ranging from Business Software, 3D + Animation, Design, Home Computing, Web + Interactive, Audio and Video Production, Web Development and Photography through Lynda.com
            - You can reserve time from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in 2 hour intervals. Bring headphones or ear buds and start adding to your skill set through over 140,000 tutorials available on Lynda.com
    • NxLeveL Education for Entrepreneurs – This course on business planning meets weekly for 13 weeks and provides all the tools needed to write a business plan. The cost will be $295 and includes your textbook and workbook - click here to register. The classes will be on Thursday nights from 5:30-8:30 PM from January 22nd to April 16th. Instructor will be Michael Salogga.
    • Space is limited for all classes. Call the BRIC front desk at 775-283-7123 or click here to register (except for NxLeveL).

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The Library Team:

Sena Loyd – Library Director
sloyd@carson.org  775-887-2244 x1018

Susan Antipa – Adult Services Librarian 
smantipa@clan.lib.nv.us 775-887-2244 x1016

Michael Salogga – Business Development Manager, NevadaSBDC Business Counselor 
msalogga@carson.org 775-283-7122

Teri Carrasco - BRIC Front Desk
tcarrasco@carson.org 775-283-7123

Last updated: 10/7/2014 9:06:15 AM