Start & grow your business

Whether you've got a business idea, a side hustle or a small business you'd like to grow, Gold Coast Libraries can help you access information, resources and support to help you develop your business skills and achieve your business goals:

Need a space to work?

Why not try working from one of our 11 libraries? We have all your working needs sorted with free Wi-Fi in all libraries, as well as self-managed print and scan services (fees apply for printing and photocopying). Just BYO laptop, or you can use one of our PCs for up to two hours a day (subject to availability).

Become a member and discover how Gold Coast Libraries can help you turn your business idea into a reality. Attend a free workshop, find books for learning and inspiration, develop your business skills and knowledge with online tutorials and link into services across government to support your start-up.

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Business eNewsletter

Gold Coast Libraries Business eNewsletter: Subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter to stay up to date with upcoming business workshops and events, the latest business reads, industry insights and more.

Business reads

You don’t have to be an expert in all areas of your business but it is useful to have a basic understanding of key skills so you can start, run, and grow a successful business. With a wide range of business books, eBooks and audiobooks, Gold Coast Libraries is the perfect place to commence your learning journey.

Business books to order and collect

Browse our selection of business books to order and collect at your nearest library.

Business audiobooks to download and listen now

Too busy to read? Why not try some hands-free reading with an audiobook. Download business audiobooks directly to your device to listen to anytime, anywhere via OverDrive or BorrowBox.

Business eBooks and magazines to download and read now

Explore our dedicated business eLibrary to discover new and classic business titles that can help you stay informed of trends, best practice, and boost your business skills!

  • Browse through a range of new and classic eBooks or audiobooks and download direct to your device to read or listen on the go via the BorrowBox and Libby apps.
  • Business and finance digital magazines – access the latest issues of business and finance magazines including The Economist, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Money Australia.

Career development and growth

Wanting to develop your skills and freshen up your career? Browse our range of titles to collect at your nearest library and titles to download to your device, or upskill with LinkedIn Learning to help you get that job and grow your career.

Need help accessing and using our eLibrary? Learn how you can enjoy the library anywhere, anytime with 24/7 access to our eLibrary.

Research & resources

Whatever type of business project you're working on, Gold Coast Libraries can help by pointing you to the best sources of information and giving you access to our unique range of resources.

Need research assistance?

  • Ask a librarian – if you need help with research to start, run or grow your business, we can help. Simply fill out the form and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • State Library of Queensland 'Ask Us' – State Library of Queensland can also help answer your questions and offer research guidance.

See the online business and law resources in our eLibrary, including access to a wide range of information on topics such as accounting, commercial law, human resources and marketing.

Business courses

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Business planning

  • The Australian Government provides business planning tools and templates to help you prepare for success.

Market and industry research

Government business resources

  • Business Queensland – get access to information and services for starting and running your business through Business Queensland. Find tools and resources to help you get into business in Queensland.
  • City of Gold Coast offers a range of programs to help local businesses grow, and attract new business and investment.
  • – services from across government to support your business, connecting you to information, grants, registrations and support to help your business succeed in Australia.
  • Australian Small Business Advisory Services - Digital Solutions – small businesses around Australia can access individual support to grow their digital capabilities through ASBAS Digital Solutions.
  • Small Business Skills Hub Queensland – free online training and learning opportunities for COVID-19 impacted small businesses.
  • City of Gold Coast – home based business information