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Hamden Business & Career Center at Miller Library

Supporting the Growth of Small Businesses Through Business Development

The Hamden Public Library offers computers, meeting rooms, printers, free Wi-Fi, business databases, reference books, technology coaching, job searching tools, programs, workshop, and a Library of Things. The library’s four locations, Miller Memorial Library (2901 Dixwell Ave), Whitneyville Branch Library (125 Carleton Street), Brundage Community Branch Library (91 Circular Ave), and our Digital Branch, are all open to serve your needs, and our staff is eager to provide research assistance.

Connecting with Technology

Computers & Hardware

Hamden Public Library has public computers available equipped with Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, Adobe Acrobat, and Mozilla Firefox. One of the library’s computers has Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. These computers are connected to a high-quality Xerox printer and copier. The Xerox may also be utilized for scanning documents. Printing is $0.15 per page for black & white and $0.50 per page for color. The library also has a fax machine available to the public. Faxing is $1.00 per page. Documents may be printed from personal devices through our mobile printing option.

Internet & Hotspots

The library has free Wi-Fi that may be utilized from personal devices. The internet network name is Hamden Guest, and there is no password. You may utilize the internet outside of the library with one of our hotspots. The hotspots’ availability can be checked HERE. Please call 203-287-2680 if you have any questions regarding the hotspots.

Digital Navigators

Digital Navigators provide technology instruction in a one-on-one format. They can teach you to use Microsoft Office applications, troubleshoot device issues, share resources to connect you with affordable internet service, and they may be able to provide you with a free device!

Digital Navigators currently operate, by appointment, Monday through Friday. For assistance, please call 959-261-0689 and leave your name, phone number, and a brief description of what you would like assist with. A Digital Navigator will contact you to schedule an appointment at Miller Memorial Library, Brundage Community Branch, Whitneyville Branch, or any public location that works for you.

Space to work and meet

Hamden Public Library has five meeting rooms of different sizes depending on your business needs. The Friends Room has a maximum capacity of 32 people. The Program Room can accommodate up to 20 people, and the Tutor Room has a capacity of six people. The Snap Cab seats two and works well for virtual meetings, one-on-one conversations, and phone calls. The library also has a phone booth where one can take phone calls or participate in virtual meetings. All of the meeting rooms may be reserved in advance.

The Friends Room, Program Room, and Tutor Room are free for Hamden nonprofit organizations and $25 for Hamden for-profit organizations. The Snap Cab and Phone Booth do not have a charge. Please read the library’s meeting room policy on our website: https://hamdenlibrary.org/meeting-rooms/. The Friends Room, Program Room, and Tutor Room can be reserved by calling 203-287-2680 and submitting the Meeting Room Application Form. Please call 203-287-2680 if you have any questions. There are other meeting rooms available for Hamden residents. Information regarding these spaces can be found on the library’s website: https://hamdenlibrary.org/hamden/area-meeting-rooms/

Electronic Resources

With your library card and access to the internet, Hamden residents have a collection of databases and online resources related to career development, resume buildings, interviewing, job searching and other job readiness topics.

AtoZdatabase is the premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

ABI/INFORM features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

CTHires offers a complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Connecticut: job searching, creating resumes, finding education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search the labor market information.

Job Now provides live, interactive help combined with online resources to help you get a job. It features online job coaches and a resume lab, as well as help with career-enhancing skills for through test preparation, computer literacy help, and basic software assistance.

Small Business Reference Center offers readers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Business videos include interviews, “lessons learned” features, lectures and how-to videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

Transparent Language is a complete language-learning system combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, this is a wonderful resource for both job seekers looking to develop new skills and business owners looking to reach new markets.

Many other online resources are available through the library! Please let us know if you would like assistance in learning to use these databases.

Materials to Borrow

The Hamden Public Library offers a collection of self-help business books and reference materials to serve your business needs. Reference librarians are available to assist you with your research. The collection will help you learn about many topics including but not limited to:

- Business Planning - Marketing
- Business Taxes - Technical Assistance
- Loan Programs - Business Development
- Business Licensing - Financial Lending Assistance
- Capital Formation - Workforce Development
- Self Analysis - Financial Management


The library has print subscriptions for Consumer Reports, The Economist, Kiplinger, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. Through the Overdrive Digital Library 2,400 different magazines are digitally available. Please contact the library at 203-287-2680 if you need assistance with using Overdrive.


Referrals are made to our partner network of affiliated departments and organizations, the Hamden Economic and Community Development Office, Chamber of Commerce, Town departments, Regional Business Resource Center, and other agencies.

Stay Connected with the Hamden Public Library!

You can stay up to date with library business offerings through our Business Newsletter. The newsletter is the best place to find out about related programs and other library offerings. Sign up for the Business newsletter HERE.

Hamden Library

Miller Memorial Central Library
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Phone/TDD: (203) 287-2680
Circulation: (203) 287-2682
Children’s Department: (203) 230-3770