Library Resources for Business

The Haldimand County Public Library offers local entrepreneurs an array of collections and resources to help businesses succeed. Librarians can connect you to the print and electronic information you need to get your business off the ground or to get ahead in today’s economy.

Business Books

Hundreds of titles are available on business topics including financing, grants and subsidies, franchising, business planning, marketing, advertising, sales, web site development, project management, personnel, accounting, interviewing and hiring strategies, leadership and team building.

Search the library’s online catalogue for print materials or download ebook titles from OverDrive or CloudLibrary.

Business Courses

Gale Courses is an online learning service, offering you the chance to learn new skills through highly interactive, flexible, instructor-led courses. All you need is an Internet connection and a library card to register for free, six-week sessions and start your learning experiences. Gain computer competencies through courses on Windows, MS Office, web page design, programming, Cloud basics, WordPress, Photoshop and more. Or take advantage of dozens of business courses ranging from customer service to purchasing fundamentals.

Gale Courses Guide

Service Ontario Services to Business Guide

The Services to Business Guide was prepared by the library in cooperation with ServiceOntario. It offers valuable links to online and print business resources as well as government and community business centres. Key government services to business are indicated with additional business resources also provided to help you better understand everything needed to start a new business.

Services to Business Guide

Meeting Rooms

Library meeting rooms are the perfect venue for your business meetings and events. Meeting rooms are available for rental at the Caledonia, Dunnville, Jarvis and Hagersville branches.

Rental Rate: 30 dollars per hour, minimum 60 dollar charge.

LCD projectors with laptops may be borrowed for presentations. Housed at the Dunnville and Caledonia branches, this equipment can be made available in Jarvis and Hagersville upon request.

Meeting room bookings are currently available at the Cayuga, Caledonia and Dunnville branches only with very limited capacities and other safety measures in place. Contact individuals branches for more information.

Meeting Room Details

Gertrude Haller Meeting Place

  • 84-person capacity
  • 6 tables
  • 46 chairs
  • TV, DVD player, overhead projector
  • Mobile whiteboards and lectern
  • Kitchenette with sink, coffee maker and refrigerator

Garfield Disher Room

  • 50-person capacity
  • 9 tables, 30 chairs
  • TV, DVD player, overhead projector
  • Large drop-down projector screen
  • Kitchenette with sink and coffee maker

Jarvis Library Meeting Room

  • XX-person capacity
  • 8 tables, 24 chairs
  • Whiteboard, flipchart, lectern
  • Kitchenette with sink and coffee maker

Hagersville Library Meeting Room

  • Room available during library hours of operation only; no after-hours entrance
  • 25-person capacity
  • 3 tables, 15 chairs
  • TV and DVD player
  • Kitchenette with sink and coffee maker