KBLIC Resources

Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) Resources


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.  Within the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center, the Thomas R. Drey, Jr. Investment Center — named after a generous retired teacher who researched investing at Kirstein — offers up-to-date materials for those seeking information on how to invest wisely.

Stay Connected:

Questions about any of these resources? Email us at businessref@bpl.org or call 617.536.5400 and ask for the Kirstein Business Library. Please note that some of these resources may be unavailable at this time, due to the pandemic.

Upcoming KBLIC Classes

Innovation Center Resources

KBLIC’s Innovation Center is an inspiring space where patrons can learn, bring their imagination to life, and take their creative pursuits to the next level. Learn graphic design using software tools including Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Break out of 2D design with our 3D printer and computer aided design software. Podcasters, filmmakers, and musicians, record audio and video in our InnoLAB. 

Key Innovation Center Resources:

  • Access Adobe Creative Cloud Software
  • Book time in our InnoLAB, a private space for your podcasting, video editing, green screening, or music creation needs
  • Design and build prototypes with our 3D Printer
  • Make music with our Oxygen 60 Keyboard
  • Borrow a camcorder or camera for your next video project

Attend our Innovation & Creative Software Workshops & Events:

Find these resources and more with our Research Guides:

InnoLAB: Our Bookable Creative Workspace

  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Protools, Reason, Trapcode Particular
  • Available Hardware: Camcorder, Keyboard, Headphones, Mics
  • Green Screen Wall

3D Printing

  • 2 builds per month, per person with 10 hour print job limit per job
  • Submit designs in .STL file format
  • Specify desired color of print job; 1 color per job
  • Maximum print volume: 252 x 199 x 150 mm (9.9 x 7.83 x 5.9 in)
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Carousel of Career and Business Resources

Wall Street Journal and New York Times (Current Editions)

Access www.wsj.com and www.nytimes.com for free with your library card! Your access will be available for the next 3 days.

Free Tax Preparation (Drop-Off and Remote Only)

KBLIC has teamed up with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to offer a free tax preparation drop-off service on Wednesdays.

Food Access in a SNAP!

Many folks are eligible for assistance with food purchases but do not realize it. Attend one of our overview seminars to find out more.
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