If you’re looking to start, manage, or grow a business, we have tools and support to help you get the job done.

Get the latest business and finance information, including updates on how to get assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic on our blog.

Business library card

Businesses and nonprofits located in Skokie and members of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce can apply for a free business library card. 

Apply for or renew a business card

Have questions about business library cards?


Special resources for navigating the COVID-19 crisis are available to businesses, nonprofits and individuals. They can help you sustain your business, apply for economic assistance and manage your personal finances. 

Online resources

Generate leads, map your competition, or take classes to sharpen your technology skills with our online business resources.

Business books and magazines

Our Small Business Collection has a wide range of books and periodicals. Access ebooks and magazines online for the latest business, financial, and technology information.

Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab has equipment for creating digital videos, music, photography, websites, and more. Learn to use this and other technology with online training. Or, contact our Information Desk to schedule training.

Start and stay in business

Get counseling from experienced executives and business owners

SCORE counselors can advise businesses and nonprofits on issues related to financing, marketing, and creating business plans. Counselors are at Skokie Public Library weekly. To sign up for a free appointment, choose Skokie as a location on SCORE’s website.

Write a business plan

SCORE’s planning templates and the Gale Business Plans Handbook offer sample business plans and templates to help you get started creating your business plan. Or, take a look at one of our many business plan books.

Find business counseling, classes, information about regulations, financial resources, online guides, and forms

Contact our local partners for information and support