SJPL Works: Career & Business

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Find your career. Build your business.

Works unites the expertise of the area's top leaders in economic and workforce development to create an extensive network of resources for employment seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. The business center features collaborative workspaces with technology and productivity tools, meeting spaces with videoconferencing, specialized collections and classes, and much more.

More About SJPL Works


150 E San Fernando St., San José, CA 95112


Monday 9 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 9 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 7 PM

  Holiday Closures

How We Help Find Your Career

  • Resume Assistance: Meet with a Career Librarian one-on-one or in a small group setting for an overview of effective formatting, objective, experience, and accomplishment statements. A Career Librarian can also review and critique resumes and cover letters.
  • Mock Interviews: Meet with a Career Librarian one-on-one to practice for an interview.
  • Job Application Assistance: Meet with library staff and volunteers to get assistance in filling out job applications.
  • Career Exploration/Transitions: Meet with a Career Librarian one-on-one to explore opportunities tailored to your personality, motivation, environment, and skills.

How We Help Build Your Business

  • Referrals: We connect you to organizations that can best assist with your business needs.
  • Market Research: We can teach you how to utilize library business online resources such as PrivCo, Reference USA Business Directory, and Rich’s Online Directory of Bay Area Businesses.

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Career Events

Get a jump start on your job search or develop new skills to advance your career.

Resume Assistance

Learn how to create a high quality résumé or have it reviewed for improvements.

Small Business Events

Learn how to start, manage, and grow your business.

SJPL Works: Workspaces

Collaborate, train, and meet virtually or in-person.

SJPL Works: Technology Access

Access computers, laptops, and tablets loaded with business software.

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

Get research assistance for your trademark or patent, and access USPTO resources, such as PubWEST.

New Career & Business Collection Materials

Newest career and business titles added to the SJPL Works collection.

Career & Business Online Resources

San Jose Library Card and PIN needed for home access to these online resources.

Career Transitions

Explore new careers, prepare for a job search, find jobs and submit your applications.


Find detailed demographic data about people and businesses and gain access to reports about purchasing shifts and trends.

Gale Small Business Builder

Turn your small business idea into reality using this set of planning, management, and analytical tools.

Legal Information Reference Center

Online full-text access to legal reference books and forms, including Nolo books and various legal forms for personal, family, real estate and small businesses topics.


Get business and financial data on non-publicly traded companies. Includes information about VC fundings, private equity deals, private mergers and acquisitions, and private market investors.

ReferenceUSA Business Directory

Access detailed directory information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses, including address, sales, headquarter and subsidiary information, and SIC and NAICS numbers. 

Rich's Online Directory (Bay Area)

Directory information for Bay Area companies.

Small Business Reference Center

Full-text books from Nolo Press and other publishers, sample legal forms and videos on starting a company, operations management, sales, growing or rescuing a business.

Value Line Investment Survey

Access in-depth financial information, research, commentary, and analysis for stocks.

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