Morningstar Investment Database

Want to be a more educated investor? The library has a subscription to Morningstar Investment Research Center. Here you can get comprehensive financial information on thousands of stocks and mutual funds, plus more.

Access is free to library card holders–go to and click on eResources. Please call our Reference Desk for assistance or more information at 596-3505.

May 16, 2016 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Job Help Center–New!

New this month–Job Help Center@The Library

The Job Help Center will offer the following activities: Online Job Searching, Online Job Application Assistance, Creating an Email and Creating a Resume. The center will be open the second Tuesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Computer Classroom at the Headquarters Library.

Please call 864-596-3505 with questions.

May 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

SC Works Upstate Annual Job Fair

Job seekers–don’t miss this great opportunity!

Job Fair will be held at SC Works, 220 E Kennedy St in Spartanburg on Thursday, May 5 from 8:00 am to noon. Veterans and “Preferred Pass” holders are able to enter at 8:00 am. General public enters at 10:00 am.

Be sure to bring a professional looking resume and dress to impress. Please call SC Works for more information at 764-1966.

April 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Interviewing Skills Workshop

Learn effective interviewing skills and land that job! Michelle Campbell from SC Works will lead this workshop at the Headquarters Library on Thursday, April 28 from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Computer Classroom.

April 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Industry analysis/ratios

Starting a small business and need industry data? The Headquarters library carries the RMA Annual Statement Studies.

These volumes contain comparative industry data that comes directly from the financial statements of small and medium-size business clients of the Risk Management Association’s (RMA) member institutions.

For almost 100 years, RMA has been the leader in providing the industry with reliable and accurate benchmarking figures, including balance sheet and income statement line items and 18-classical industry average ratios, such as the current ratio, quick ratio, and turnover ratios.

April 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Business Plans

Need sample business plans and other documents for your start-up business? Our Small Business Reference Center is just what you need.

Access this through our home page, click on eResources, then select that database. Access is free with your SCPL library card. Call us at 864-596-3505 for assistance.

April 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Small Business Workshops

These upcoming workshops will meet at SC Works, 220 E. Kennedy St. in Spartanburg.

Tuesday, March 29–2:00-3:00 pm The Basics of Starting Your Own Business
Wednesday, March 30–2:00-3:00 pm Financial Commitment
Thursday, March 31–2:00-3:00 pm Marketing Plan and Customer Base


March 25, 2016 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

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