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.


Programs & Services

Career Coaching
Drop in for one-on-one help with job searching skills, take part in practice interviews, revamp your résumé or craft that all-important cover letter. Sign up on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Create a resume that will get you the job you want, with help from our expert staff.

Get your profile up and running with help from our expert staff.

Career Resources Orientations
These 90-minute orientations to our electronic and print career resources will enhance your job search and career development.


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

Programs and Services

Small Business Tuesdays
Polish your skills in a variety of areas, and learn helpful tools and tips to take your business to the next level with help from a variety of different small business organizations.

The Idea Lab
The Idea Lab, Central Library's 5th floor studio space, 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.