Look What the Library Can Do to Help Your Business!

The Handleman Business Opportunity Center opened in NRPL _ PCC-BTOP 003March 2002 and was created to meet the business information needs of the community. It was made possible by the generous efforts of the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. Our information resources lend support to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and those seeking employment opportunities. In addition, our powerful on-line resources provide free, up-to-date information that can help your business grow and thrive. Workshops, seminars, business and career counseling are among the benefits offered. NRPL offers a wide range of materials and services to support our local business community. 


Research and Databases

AtoZ Databases

Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


Literature Criticism Online

The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, Literature Criticism Online brings together up to 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.


ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Full-image archived content of Journal News (2010-Current) AND New York Times



Business Insights: Essentials

Detailed company and industry news that includes profiles, company histories, brand information, rankings and investment reports, etc.



Offers proprietary stock and mutual fund analysis, screening tools and portfolio-building features to library patrons.


General OneFile

One-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines.


Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines.


Directory of Open Access Journals

A service that covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.


Infotrac Newsstand

Provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.


NYS Newspapers

Collection of ten major newspapers published in New York State, searchable by section, keyword or relevance.


Westchester Library System

Find more research tools on the WLS site.

WEBS Career & Education Workshops

This WLS run program is aimed at those facing a difficult work situation, who need help planning or managing their career, or are thinking about work options after 50. For more information about upcoming seminars and workshops, click here. To browse WEBS online resources, click here

TASC™ Preparation Class
New York State is no longer giving the GED® test. TASC™, Test for Assessing Secondary Completion, is the exam needed to receive a NYS High School Equivalency diploma. TASC™ Preparation Assistance is offered at the Library. Orientations are held on the first Saturday of each month, in English from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, and in Spanish from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. One-on-one assistance is also offered each Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, on a drop-in basis.
Online Learning

A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals through a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.


Mango Languages

PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in 12 languages, including English for Spanish speakers.


Permit Practice Tests

In partnership with, the Westchester Library System is proud to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.


University of Fashion

Brings together the best fashion industry professionals to create lessons that inspire and educate students, teachers, home sewers and the fashion curious.


Rocket Languages

With Rocket Languages’ comprehensive multi-media packages you will be speaking and improving your language skills with every lesson by taking part in the modern, everyday conversations that make up our Interactive Audio Course.


Learning Express Library 3.0

Touch up your Microsoft Office skills. Learn Dreamweaver. Prepare for exams ranging from the TASC (which replaced the GED in New York), to Civil Service, to the MCAT and more.


First Find

Has basic information on easy to read websites, including help to get your GED/TASC qualifications and basic computer tutorials.


Basic ESL

Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through simple to follow instructions. Learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. Click on “instant access” to enter without registering.


Westchester Library System

Log on to the WLS site and find more options for online learning.