Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Welcome to the Kirstein Business Library

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library

The Kirstein Business Library offers career and job hunting information, entrepreneurial resources, assistance to investors, and maintains a variety of business directories and industry statistics. For more information about the programs and resources at Kirstein:


Central Library Renovation and Public Roundtable–Tuesday October 6 at 6 in the Commonwealth Salon

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

kirsteinPlease join us for the Central Library renovation and public roundtable in the Commonwealth Salon on October 6 at 6.  As the Central Library Renovation continues, the library will be holding a series of public roundtables to talk about the exciting new services becoming available for users. The Lower Level of the Johnson building, which is being renovated, houses the Kirstein Business Library, with business resources and programs for job-seekers, entrepreneurs and small-business start-ups. With a new design, the space will be expanded to become the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. Join library staff and City of Boston representatives, innovators and residents to hear how the new space will encourage innovation, creation, learning, and experimentation in a collision of art, technology and business. Share your ideas on how to program this space in a way that allows for maximum community involvement.

In addition, hear about the process by which the library is selecting a partner for the retail space on the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets. What would you like to see in that space? What would you not like to see in that space? This space will be an integral part of the library, with transparent flow between spaces, rather than a business that is separate from the rest of the library.

Thursday, October 1st: Job Search with Linkedin

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Discover the best way to use social networking in your job search.


Time: 2:30-3:00
Location: Tech Classroom, McKim Building

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Try Hoopla – Our Streaming Video, Audiobook and Music Service

Posted on September 27th, 2015 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library

Did you know you can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card? For Business & Economic titles try searching on categories such as Entrepreneurship, Small Business, or E-Commerce.

Here are a few company histories to check out:


Upcoming Event – Tuesday, September 29th: Oxford Union Debate: Was the American Revolution Bad for Modern Business?

Posted on September 26th, 2015 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs


Boston Public Library, in association with the Oxford Business Alumni Network of Boston, will hold a debate in the style of the Oxford Union. Up for discussion in this session is the following motion: this house believes the American Revolution was bad for modern business. Moderated by the Oxford Union and including perspectives from across the business community, attendees are invited to add their voices to the discussion and enjoy a lively evening at the Boston Public Library. Moderator Anthony Goodman is an experienced advisor to c-suite executive teams and non-executive directors in the US and Europe, specializing in the alignment of leaders and organizations for effective corporate governance and improved relationships with stakeholders.

This program is presented as part of Revolutionary Boston, a citywide commemoration. To see a full list of programs, visit

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon

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Kirstein Programs are on Eventbrite

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library



Kirstein programs are now being publicized on Eventbrite. Registration for our events is not required, but it does help us prepare an appropriate number of handouts. Thank you for your consideration.