Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

Open for your business

The Small Business Resource Center is located on the Lower Level of our Main Library and provides the timely and reliable business information you need to start, manage, and grow your business.

Business Research Consultation

Call 616.988.5400 or contact the Business Librarian for a consultation. You can also request business research assistance.

Small Business Events

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Small Business Resources

How do you turn your unique idea into a successful small business? Our Small Business Resource Center has loads of resources to help you plan, start, and grow your business.

Nonprofit Resources

As a Funding Information Network member, we maintain a library of databases, directories, indexes, and guides to help you find your way through the funding maze.

Resume Review

Need help with your resume? Upload your resume, and get feedback from the Business Librarian. This service is available to the City of Grand Rapids patrons and the residents of Kent County.

Email Sign Up

Sign up for our Small Business Resource Center newsletter. Read interviews, book reviews, and more.

Email Sign Up

Sign up for our Small Business Resource Center newsletter. Read interviews, book reviews, and more.


  • Yes. All GRPl locations offer free WiFi. The library’s public WiFi network is called ‘GRPL_Public’. Visit a staff member if you need help logging on.

    Please note that The Grand Rapids Public Library reserves the right to terminate network connections in accordance with Library policies and Federal, State and local laws.

  • Yes. GRPL has public computers available at all locations. 

    To use a computer, you need a valid library card. Temporary guest passes are available for users who are visiting from out of town or don’t have a library card. Computer sessions are limited to 1 hour at all branch locations and 2 hours at the Main Library.

  • This service is for GRPL, KDL, and LLC patrons.

  • Find commonly used bus routes to each library location below.

  • Faxing, copying, & scanning services are currently free and are limited to 50 pages per week. After the first 50 pages, there is a fee of 15 cents for black and white and 50 cents for color copies/prints. Double-sided printing is considered two pages. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about the service please email or call 616.988.5400, option 2.

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