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George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Library and Recreation Center
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
Northeast Branch Library
Sunday: Temporarily Closed
Southeast Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
Southwest Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
Woodland West Branch Library
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Career & Business

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Arlington Public Library offers resources for job seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs.

  • Public computers are available at every branch for job search and resume creation.
  • CAREERS special section with Career and Test Prep materials available for check-out at every branch.
  • Contemporary and classic business literature available for check-out at every branch.
  • Business Education and Information electronic databases available in the library and from home.
  • To see all library programing please see the online program calendar.

Online Resources

Fact: You’ll spend over 80,000 hours of your life working. You should make the most of them.

Online Resources Provided by Library
  • Vocational and Career Collection
    Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.
  • Career Center (LearningExpress)
    Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills?
  • Job & Career Accelerator
    Job & Career Accelerator is your personal job search management center. Powerful resume and cover letter builders with more than 120 ideal model resumes and sample letters
  • Resource Database
    Visit our database page to view our full list of free online resources.

Events

Click here for a full list of events.

Past programs include job coaching, job search tips, resume writing workshops, and more.

Local Job Listings

 Local business owners in Arlington can get a corporate library card so their employees can access subscription-based databases from the office, at home, or anywhere else Internet access is available!

In addition to print and online resources, the public library offers cardholders free access to computers and the Internet (or $1 for a guest pass), and low-cost photocopiers and printing. Mobile printing is now available: send items to the printer at the library location nearest you via email. Simply send your document to the library and head straight to the Print Release Kiosk at the library. No need to log on to a computer!

Events

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Click here for a full list of events

The Arlington Public Library hosts regularly scheduled workshops for new and experienced business owners. 

Gale Databases

  • Gale Academic OneFile

    Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.

  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

    Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and more.

  • Gale Business: Insights

    Research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports.

  • Gale: Legal Forms

    Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.

  • Gale OneFile: Business

    Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily.

Starting your Business

Northeast Branch Updates:
Starting Monday, December 4, 2023, the Northeast Branch will be temporarily closed for HVAC renovations. Click here for more information.