Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400,

Welcome to the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

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

The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to our new space. Business-minded individuals can enjoy an inviting and modern space with over 5,000 square feet of printed resources, flexible seating, innovative technology to conduct business research, and dedicated areas for collaborating on projects with colleagues or developing a new career skill. Drop by KBLIC for access to and courses in the latest video editing and production technologies. Visitors will be inspired with a fresh vibe, cool color pallet, and a variety of comfortable work tables and seating options For more information about the programs and resources at Kirstein:


Small Business Administration Learning Center

Posted on July 17th, 2017 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library you know that the Small Business Administration offers free online classes such as “Introduction to Taking Your High-Tech Product to Market?”.  Other courses include “Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights”, “Financing Options for Small Businesses”, and “How to Prepare a Loan Package”.  Check them out here at the Small Business Administration Learning Center.

Remote acccess to Valueline is temporary unavailable

Posted on July 6th, 2017 by mdevine in Kirstein Business Library

Please note access to Value Line is currently available only in-library. We’re working toward restoring remote access soon. A note is posted on the Electronic Resources page so check back in a few days to see if remote access has been restore.

In the meanwhile, check out Morningstar Investment Research Center.

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.

Thank you for your patience!

New Books received February – June 2017

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by mdevine in Kirstein Business Library

We received some great books at the Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center between February through June 2017.

Here are links to three videos to show you a sample of what we received: February – April 2017, part 1, February – April 2017, part 2 and May – June 2017 .

To search for these titles and more, check out our catalog.

Enjoy and hope to see you soon!


City of Millennials: Improving the Future Prospects of Our Region and Its Young Adults

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

A new report issued by Boston Indicators in partnership with City Awake and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce says that  Boston boasts more millennials than any other large American city. It also shouldn’t  be surprising to learn that the top challenge millennials identify when it comes to building successful lives in Greater Boston is limited access to affordable housing. What might be surprising to you is how diverse the millennial population is in Greater Boston. Forty-three percent of those who make up this group are non-white or Hispanic white—and that trend will continue, as the Hispanic and Asian young adult populations continue to grow at a rapid rate.


July Programs at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

Please join us for:

7.6.17: “Special Effects with After Effects” at 1 and 6 in the Exchange

7.11.17: “Developing a Compelling Business Plan” at 6 in the Commonwealth Salon

7.13.17: “Basics of 3D Printing with TinkerCad” at 1 and 6 in the Exchange

7.18.17: “Exploring Business Ownership” at 1 in the Exchange

7.20.17: “Save the Date with Photoshop” at 1 and 6 in the Exchange

7.25.17: “Raising Capital for Small and Very Small Businesses” at 6 in the Exchange

7.27.17: “Photoshop Alternatives: Canva” at 1 and 6 in the Exchange

7.28.17: “Budgeting with Excel” at 2 in the Community Learning Center

7.29.17: “Build Your Own Website with GitHub” at 10 in the Exchange