Your road to success with Sno-Isle Libraries



Submitted by Jeanne Steffener, Tulalip Higher ED

Sno-Isle Libraries is there for you! Whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out or an experienced business owner/manager, Sno-Isle Libraries has services to help you save time and money. Think of Sno-Isle Libraries as your partner on the road to success

Sno-Isle Libraries serves 687,000 residents through 21 community libraries across Washington’s Snohomish and Island Counties as well as through online library and mobile library services.

Need help figuring out how to get that project done or find the latest industry information? PERSONALIZED SERVICE is available through the Book-a-Librarian service. This amazing asset is like having a personal information search consultant at your service. A FREE 30-60 minute session can be booked to explore any research topic for personal or professional use

Examples of in-depth assistance on business research may include: industry research, demographics, market research and how to write a business plan. Technical coaching is also available through Book-a-Librarian, including topics such as: website creation and spreadsheet basics. You can contact your local to Book-a-Librarian. Start here:

Enterprising people find tremendous opportunity and cost savings when they take advantage of the equipment and software available at the Sno-Isle Libraries Tech Centers in both Marysville and Lynnwood. The creative and multimedia resources of these centers can be used for individual or group projects.

Sno-Isle Libraries can be your DO-IT YOURSELF OFFICE. There is Wi-Fi available at all Sno-Isle Libraries, including parking lot access at most locations. Additional resources include parking outgoing faxes, scanners, color printers and copiers. Meeting rooms are also available at many Sno-Isle Libraries for FREE use for non-commercial activities. For meeting use guidelines and scheduling contact your local library.

Finally, you can save hundreds of dollars on eRESOURCES (subscription fees for the vital trade and market information) that you need. You can use premium online research services for FREE if you are a Sno-Isle Librariescustomer. Sign-up for a library card and gain access to popular business resources, including:


ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry Journal articles, market reports, and news on every major industry

AtoZdatatabases – Millions of business and residential profiles. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists and research

Business Source Premier – Search regional, national and international business news – including marketing research and reports, emerging business trends, and detailed company profiles for the world’s 10,000 largest companies from Datamonitor.

Demographics Now…Business & People – U.S. demographic data for gaining consumer and market insight for opening a business, finding an audience for products/services, or analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population. Standard and custom reports for download.

Learning Express Library – interactive practice exams and guides for academic (GED, GED Spanish, ACT, SAT, GRE), U.S. citizenship, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification tests – plus computer software tutorials (Wordperfect, Microsoft Office, Windows & Mac operating systems).

LegalForms – Customizable online legal documents, including Washington state specific forms.

Legal Information Reference Center – Full-text publications and legal forms to address a range legal issues including business law financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

Microsoft IT Academy – Training in fundamental technology skills, such as Windows 8, and more. Provides unlimited access for more than 400 courses.

Small Business Reference Center – All areas of starting and operating a business including financing, marketing, taxes, business plans, and more.


No Library card? Register for one at any library or online at and get instant 24/7 access to most of Sno-Isle Libraries eResources

In February, we are having the Sno-Isle Libraries program Getting Started with Craigslist. February’s offering is Idea Management & Innovation. You can also check out monthly programming information on the Higher ED Webpage, on Tulalip TV and through information mailed to your home. You can call us at 360-716-4888 or email us at for additional information.

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