If you’re looking to start, manage, or grow a business, we have tools and support to help you get the job done.
Business Library Card
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 a business library card and borrowing/restrictions, click here.
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) or meeting room rentals are available for use with a fee (1-150 people). The study rooms do not have any technology in the room (except for the Business Center), whereas the meeting rooms are typically equipped with phone conference equipment (the smaller meeting rooms) and projection monitors that can be hooked up wirelessly or using HDMI/VGA cables. Study rooms can be booked only a week in advance. Meeting rooms can be reserved up to 90 days in advance but must be reserved at least 1 week in advance.
Wi-Fi 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.
Access the 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*:
- Forbes Magazine
- Barron’s Newspaper
- Milwaukee Business Journal
- The Wall Street Journal
- “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.
- And more….
*Magazines are retained for one year, newspapers for one week. A valid Milwaukee County Library card is required to take magazines and books out of the Library.