Job seekers, libraries are here for you!

Whether you are looking to make a career change, reenter the workforce, or just need some tips on your resume, public libraries are here to help you out with online resources and events available to all Massachusetts residents.

On September 24 from 10-11am the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Berkshire Athenaeum, and the Boston Public Library are co-hosting a free, online workshop for jobseekers in Massachusetts. The training will be led by a Grow with Google trainer. Discover new job opportunities using Google Search, and learn how to organize and enhance your job search experience using G Suite tools. Register for the event here.

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep helps you build a resume, find a career, and get advice on job seeking process.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship helps those looking to start their own business. Learn how to plan, manage, and fund your business with examples of real business plans. provides video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts. A BPL library card or eCard is needed to access these courses.

BPL’s Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC)  offers free, online and in person business and job search assistance.

The MBLC's Virtual Calendar lists virtual events happening at libraries around the state including job and career related events.


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Go Electronic!

Yes, our libraries are closed. But you can still get thousands of eBooks, audio books, and streaming videos.

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