If you’re looking to start, manage, or grow a business, we have tools and support to help you get the job done.
If your business is located within the City of Oak Creek, you are eligible for a free library card. For further information regarding how to get an access card and borrowing/restrictions, visit this page.
Rooms, Technology, and Equipment
The Oak Creek Civic Center has a multitude of rooms available for use. Study rooms are free to use for up to 4 hours per day (1-8 people). The study rooms do not have any technology in the room, except for the Business Center which has a monitor that can be hooked up using HDMI/VGA cables. Study rooms can be booked up to a week in advance. To get more information on the rooms available, go to the Study Rooms page.
WiFi is available throughout the building – there is no password required.
Printing/copying is .15¢ per page for black and white, .30¢ per page for color – 8.5” x 11” paper ONLY. Scanning to an e-mail address or a flash drive is free.
Take classes to sharpen your technology skills as well as a host of other business, accounting, finance and other entrepreneurship skills with Gale Courses. A valid Milwaukee County Library card is required.
Udemy Business also offers on-demand video courses in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories. You will need a Google or Microsoft account to sign in.
Access various business and investments databases here. A valid Milwaukee County Library card is required.
Business Books, Magazines and Newspapers
Oak Creek Library offers a variety of print materials that can help with everything from starting a business or non-profit to professional development. Some examples include*:
- To see all of the print and digital newspaper databases available, visit this page.
- “Nonprofit Kit for Dummies” by Stan Hutton and Frances N. Phillips.
- “Digital Sense: The Common Sense Approach to Effectively Blending Social Business Strategy, Marketing Technology, and Customer Experience” by Travis Wright and Chris J. Snook.
- “How to Write a Stellar Executive Resume: 50 Tips to Reaching Your Job Target” by Brenda Bernstein.
- And more…
*Magazines are retained for one year, newspapers vary. A valid Milwaukee County Library card is required to take magazines and books out of the Library.