Business Enterprise and Employment Support Library

A new Library Supporting Business and Employment Centre is now open in the Reference Section of Blanchardstown Library.  Another centre will be open soon in Balbriggan Library. 

The Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Centre in Blanchardstown library is a workspace available for anyone seeking employment or career development as well as entrepreneurs of all levels. Be it an idea for a start-up or a business in growth, we offer a free workspace that perfectly fits the requirements of our digital age. 

We provide business, job seeking and career advancement information, books and reference materials, newspapers, journals and online resources. You can also avail of networking events and various workshops. Business Advice Clinics are also held in the library with LEO business mentors. Our staff, who are all fully trained information professionals, are at hand to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment to carry out your research.

We also provide the following services; 

Free wifi

3 dedicated pcs for employment and business research

IMac for specialised work/research

1 Microfilm computer for historical and business research (microfilm going back to the 1800s)

4 new study/research desks

Printing facilities

Den booth that can be used for group research and meetings

Meeting rooms – pre bookable

Europe Direct Information Centre

Vision-net and Mintel: Business databases which are as useful to jobseekers researching for interviews or job applications as they are to business people researching their industry, competitors and consumers.

Vision net

Vision-net can be accessed in the library as well as on your PC, laptop or mobile device by clicking into the above link and inputting your library card number. Vision-net is an internet based service which gives you immediate online access to information on every Irish and UK company registered. Vision-net.ie allows you to search documents filed by all Irish companies with the Companies Registration Office (since 1998). These documents can be viewed, printed and saved.

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Mintel can be accessed in the library on all public PCs through www.mintel.com by clicking on Client Login then clicking Mintel Academic and agreeing to the terms and conditions. Mintel tracks product innovation and conducts market and consumer research. Mintel’s up to date Irish database contains a wealth of analysis and is an excellent resource for business people and those seeking to develop their career. Its comprehensive market analysis looking at past and current performance allows it to forecast future trends. This in-depth market analysis and consumer data covers thirteen industries in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Centre is located on the second floor of Blanchardstown library.

An additional Business Support Centre will be open soon in Balbriggan library offering similar services. 

Business Websites

Local                                                                                                                 

Local Enterprise Office (Fingal)                                                             

Local Enterprise Office Business Plan                                                   

Blanchardstown Area Partnership                                                        

The LINC Institute of Technology Blanchardstown                                                        

Base in Mulhuddart and Fingal Community Enterprise Hub                    

Fingal Chamber of Commerce                                                              

Fingal  Enterprising Women Network                                                                                                                                                                                                          

National                                                                                                           

Enterprise Ireland                                                                                                        

Supporting SMEs                                                                                                      

Citizens Information – starting a business 

Companies Registration Office     

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation                                                                                                   

Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association

Patents Office 

MicroFinanceIreland

Ibec

Small Firms Association

Plato Dublin  

Micro Finance Ireland

Startups.ie 

Greenbusiness.ie

Employment Websites

Local 

Blanchardstown Area Partnership

National

Department of Social Protection

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed

Social Inclusion and Community Action Programme

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

SOLAS Further Education and Training Authority

Nightcourses.com

Aontas

Skillstowork.ie

Gettingbacktowork.ie

GradIreland

Publicjobs.ie

Jobs.ie

Irishjobs.ie

Monster.ie

The Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Centre is located on the second floor of Blanchardstown library.

OPENING HOURS

Closed Saturday and Monday on Bank Holiday Weekends

Monday to Thursday 9.45am – 8pm

Friday and Saturday 9.45 – 5pm

Contact us at

[email protected]

01 890 5534 or 01890 5784

An additional Business Support Centre will be open soon in Balbriggan library offering similar services. 

Fingal’s 24 hour online services and library catalogue can be accessed through www.fingal.ie