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BRiC (Business Resource & Innovation Center)

The Library is home to BRiC, which provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with coworking and meeting space, mentoring, business classes and networking opportunities. BRiC is your space to build successful ventures, scale your existing businesses, train staff, and plan your next steps.

Library Databases

  • Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. 

Legal Forms (Gale)

  • Official state, federal, business, personal, and real estate forms available for printing and download
  • Choose category: “Small Business” for business & entrepreneurship related needs


  • Data and analysis on stocks, mutual, exchange-traded, and closed-end funds or industries

New York Times

  • Enjoy 72 hours of complimentary, unlimited access to New York Times, 1851 - Present*
  • *Full access to New York Times articles published between 1851 - 1922, and between 1981 - Present. Access to the years 1923-1980 is limited for institutional subscribers.
  • Access: Get started by registering or logging in at
    • In the library: Simply visit from any library computer
    • From home: CLICK HERE
    • If you are having trouble please visit:  Enter code 0a2fa852228e7fcb to redeem your 72 hours of full access

    Note: You can use the same process and code again to continue to gain full access after the 72 hours have expired. You can redeem indefinitely, but must do so every 72 hours. 


  • Information on over 33 million businesses and 262 million consumers
  • Business listings include company contact information, SIC Codes, employee size, sales volume, and bankruptcies, credit rating scores, and more

Find Books

Browse the 338, 346.7, and 658 call number ranges for business related books.

You can also try searching in the catalog here using some of these terms: business, business planning, entrepreneurship, small business.

We have a Business Reference Collection in the BRiC. These items may not be checked out, but anyone is welcome to use them in the library.

Local Resources

Arizona Commerce Authority

Arizona Small Business Development Center

  • Provides small business start-ups, business counseling, workshops, and training.

Arizona Small Business Association

  • Provides help with small business education, professional connections, and additional resources. 

SCORE - Greater Phoenix

  • Provides free business mentoring, free/low-cost seminars, and online resources.

Small Business Administration – Arizona District Office

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

  • Provides membership of local Tempe business owners with the tools and means needed to achieve success at every level of their enterprises.

Online Resources

Business USA

  • One-stop site for access to federal, state, and local resources for starting a business to going global.

Economic Development Administration

  • Home to the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Funding resources directory. 


  • Industry classification system used by federal government for collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data on the U.S. business economy. 

Small Business Development Center Network

  • Clearinghouse of information serving America’s small business community.

S&P Global Ratings

  • Detailed company credit ratings, rationales behind the ratings, and market analysis.

Thomas Register

  • Directory of commercial suppliers and product catalogs. 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • The first place to go on the Internet for patent and trademark information.