Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Nonprofits

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Whether you need a location for your next workshop, access to market research databases, or examples of sample business plans, APL can connect you to the tools you need to create and grow a successful business. Look to the top right under Resources For to find more information for your specific venture.


Online Resources Offers hundreds of trainings and thousands of hours of instruction presented by reliable industry experts on everything from marketing strategies to QuickBooks tutorials. 

Access on your mobile device! Download the app from your phone's app store. Choose Already a Member >  Organization > Web Portal. Enter in the text box. When prompted, enter your library card number and pin. Enjoy all has to offer on the go!

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Mergent Intellect: Market research, industry reports and demographics data and trends.

Small Business Reference Center: Business plan templates, industry forecasts and Alaska-specific startup information.

Business Source Premier: Company and industry profiles, market research reports and full-text business articles from academic journals.

Foundation Directory Online: Research grantmaker profiles and find available grants for Alaska-based nonprofits.

Libraries Mean Business Podcast

In partnership with business development organizations across Alaska, Anchorage Public Library created a podcast series to help listeners learn more about their business resources and resources across the state. Listen to each episode to dive into a different business-related topic. Be sure to check out our resources for business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs.

Episode 1: Marketing with Brilliant Media and Anchorage Public Library. 

Episode 2: Starting a business with Small Business Development Center and Juneau Public Library. 

Episode 3: small business funding and financing with Small Business Development Center and Fairbanks Public Library.

Episode 4: Rural and professional development with Alaska Native Professional Association and SBDC's Rural Development Center.

Legal Forms and Guides

NOLO legal guides are written to help you tackle your legal problems on your own. Included are forms, outlines, plans and more to help you get started.

Legal Forms and Guides

April is Financial Literacy Month at APL

APL is partnering with the Alaska Chapter of the Better Investing Club to offer two classes on investing and investment research. Join us at Loussac on April 23 at 2 pm and April 25 at 6 pm.

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Update: Donating Materials to APL

Starting April 1, Loussac Library will only accept donations Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am-1 pm. Limit 2 boxes per donation. Donations to branch locations must still be coordinated with the branch manager.

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Get Ready for Growing in Girdwood

Spring is here and Gerrish Library in Girdwood is hosting a series of events to make 2019 your best season yet! Join us for a variety of activities on all things growing in Alaska.

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