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Whether you are starting a business, researching your competitors, or following the stock market, Newton Free Library can help give you the leading edge.

Our business resource table and book collection is located on the second floor of the Library.  Here you will find popular print resources like Morningstar, Value Line, Hoovers and more. You can also access Morningstar, Value Line, and other resources available on our Digital Resources page by clicking on the Browse by Subject tab and choosing Business & Finance.

SCORE Free counseling and advice sessions at the library

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide.

Register (required) at https://scoreboston.org/OL/newton/ or call 617-565-5591.

  • All sessions will take place in Meeting Room A.
  • Weekly on Thursdays 9-2, the second Wednesday of the month 4-9, and the fourth Tuesday of the month 5-9.

Small Business Resources

  • Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE)
    Provides a wealth of programs, events and services for women entrepreneurs.-
    Provides non-profit help for small business owners through mentoring and training programs with retired business owners. Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Library partners with SCORE|Boston to connect small business owners with free, virtual counseling and advice sessions. Find a mentor here.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    Dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the country. Take a look at the Small Business Learning Center for business planning.

General Business Resources

  • Better Business Bureau
    Research data on over 2.5 million businesses and charities. File a complaint or access news and other consumer information.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    This U.S. agency measures labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy.
  • Data USA
    Explore data about the US, including maps and population, demographic and economic data.

Local Resources


Economy Resources

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
    An economic information portal with links to international, national and regional statistics and reports for the non-economist.
  • New England Economic Indicators
    Current and historical economic data for New England and the U.S. presents a monthly snapshot of the New England economy, featuring data on labor market conditions, consumer prices, real estate, state revenues and other economic activity.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
    Comprised of 12 different agencies, the Commerce Department aims to help make U.S. businesses more innovative and competitive at home and abroad.

Investing Resources