Libraries provide job seekers with a variety of resources including access to computers and local papers, books on topics like career planning and resume writing, classes and programs, and the opportunity to network with others.
Listed below are libraries in Massachusetts that offer special resources to job seekers. Check your local library's events calendar, usually posted in the building or online, to see what's going on near you.
Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center @ Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116
Lower Level, Johnson Building
The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) offers job hunting and career information, resources for business owners and investors, co-working spaces, public computers, and access to business directories and industry statistics. Media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers are welcome.
Online Career & Employment Resources @ Nevins Memorial Library
305 Broadway, Methuen MA 01844 Phone: 978-686-4080
Nevins Memorial Library offers A to Z Databases, a tool that connects you with potential jobs and employers. It also has Cypress Resume and GotResumeBuild, two online resume builders that allow you to create professional-quality resumes in three quick and easy steps. Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers, Peterson's Test Prep, and Peterson's Career Prep are other online resources that allow you to (1) research a vocation; (2) explore new career and educational possibilities; (3) assess your interests and experience; and (4) prepare for a job search and interviews.
ERC (Employment Resource Collection) @ Springfield City Library
Branches throughout Springfield, MA
Largest collection: Wellman Hall, Central Library
220 State Street, Springfield, MA, 01103
The Employment Resource Collection (ERC) is a collection of books, catalogs, and brochures selected to help job seekers find work, professional training, and/or further their education.
Worcester Public Library Employment Resources
3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
In addition to the job searching resources listed on their website, the Worcester Public Library offers resume writing workshops and computer classes.
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