Resources & Services

Research area demographics, learn about how to start or grow your business, and much more with our online resources. Or get personalized research assistance by making an appointment with our business librarian. Oswego Public Library District cardholders can access online resources remotely.

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Just starting out?

Meet with a Business Librarian

Make and appointment to meet with a business librarian for assistance with market research and more.

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Find a Mentor

Vet your business idea with a mentor from Fox Valley SCORE.

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Take a Workshop

From taxes to marketing, get strategies to manage your business better, and improve your bottom line.

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Get a Business Library Card

Business library cards are available to businesses, governmental bodies, and nonprofit organizations, that own or rent property within the Oswego Public Library District. Check out the library’s Borrowing Information page to learn more details. Questions? Contact the Circulation Manager at circulation@oswego.lib.il.us

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Book a Meeting Room

The library’s Business Center is available for reservations Mon. – Thurs. from 9 AM – 2 PM & Fri. from 9 AM – 8 PM during the school year. Summer hours will vary. For more info, email businesscenter@oswego.lib.il.us.

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Already open for business?

Take a Workshop

From taxes to marketing, get strategies to manage your business better, and improve your bottom line.

SEE THE SCHEDULE

Research

Search for sales leads, research competitors, and research customers, and research customer purchasing methods.

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Record Information Services

Find new businesses, new homeowners, real estate transactions, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcy information in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties for market research. Create reports with specific search criteria, such as date range, zip code, or other selections. Sign up for an Oswego Public Library District Business Library Card to access this resource remotely.

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Build your Business Plan

Get a mentor to help with your business plan, find financing, and more.

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Meet with a Business Librarian

Make and appointment to meet with a business librarian for assistance with market research and more.

EMAIL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Check Illinois

Quick background checks on individuals and businesses in Illinois. Search mortgage records, real estate transactions, building code violations, tax liens, DUIs, misdemeanors, felonies, and more. Sign up for an Oswego Public Library District Business Library Card to access this resource remotely.

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Ready to expand?

Learn about Incentives

The village of Oswego offers incentives for highly desirable projects in the community. Requirements apply.

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Meet with our Economic Development Team

The village of Oswego’s economic development team offers technical assistance, site selection, and other services, and can walk you through available incentives.

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