Careers and Business

Whether you’re looking for a job, changing career paths or starting a business, we can help you achieve your goals. Calgary Public Library has the resources you need to succeed at work and in your new business venture.


Our Arthur J.E. Child Careers & Small Business programs can help you to land the job you want. You can learn how to polish your LinkedIn profile, find new opportunities, and learn new skills.  You can also learn the basic of small business and how to take your business to the next level.

Search our programs page for the up-to-date list of our Arthur J.E. Child Careers & Small Business programs.

Career Resources Orientation

Book a 90-minute Career Resources Orientation at the Central Library for your group or class. This orientation includes information about how to register for and use your free Library card, and how to access the Library’s eResources when conducting career research.


Jobs & Careers

Print Resources
We offer hundred of books on the entire job search and career development spectrum from resumes and cover letter writing to interview skills, to succeeding on the job and making big career changes. Check out some of our staff recommendations.

Online Resources
Find education and career planning tools including resume, cover letter and interview help, detailed information on career options, and online courses for professional development in our E-Library.

Small Business

The Idea Lab
The Idea Lab at Central Library is a place for Calgarians to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. It's the ideal spot to come up with new ideas and solutions for your next business or creative project!

Our experienced team provide expert research services to individuals, organizations and large and small businesses. Get market research and analysis, contact lists, and more that will help your business grow. ResearchPlus is a fee-based research and reference service.

Print Resources
Our collection contains hundreds of books on small business development. Check out some of our staff recommendations.

Online Resources
Find industry news, company profiles, reports, surveys and more in our E-Library.