Tuesday 16 October 2018

Getting down to business at the library

Cork County Library is offering a free programme of supports for library customers in the area of business and employment.

The service is aimed at job seekers and those interested in starting their own business. However, the Work Matters initiative will, initially at least, only be available in Library Headquarters (next to the County Hall), Midleton and Bantry library.

The service will provide a separate study and work area for those taking part in the programme, with Wi-Fi and printing facilities available.

There is also a wide range of book stock available, with subjects ranging from psychometric testing and interview skills to starting your own business and social media advice.

There are also a number of online resources to support the programme, including e-books and e-audiobooks, e-magazines and online newspapers.

There are hundreds of online courses available to library users, many of relevance to those looking to up skill or change career direction. E-language learning is also available.

For those who need to research business information there is access to Vision-Net which provides online access to all the latest company, business and director information in Ireland and the UK, including information on company accounts and credit ratings.

Later in the year there will be events scheduled to tie in to the areas of job seeking and entrepreneurship. If you are interested in attending please email to be added to the mailing list.

For those compiling a CV or researching a business plan there are many resources available at your local library. To use the service please enquire at Library HQ: 021-4546499, e-mail