Allen Business Center

In the last few decades work has undergone a major transition. There has been a rise in the self-employed and telecommuters. Freelancers, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs who work from home have become commonplace. 

For many folks working from home isn’t all it's cracked up to be—too many temptations and distractions as well as often feeling isolated. 

A workplace solution has been growing exponentially all over the country. It is called co-working. Co-working is a modern phenomenon where people can share a space to work, or have a platform to share opinions. It also makes sense economically to share a workspace and resources, avoid a long-term lease, and let someone else provide the infrastructure and needed services.

As part of the 2016 renovation of the library, the Allen Business Center was created to foster community and to support entrepreneurs, nonprofits, businesses, freelancers, and other enterprising individuals in Bangor.

 

We offer a Business Center membership which allows members access to its spaces, computers that house Adobe InDesign, QuickBooks, Photoshop software, and a high-tech printer. There are eight keyed lockers in the Business Center for use by members during the day. There are two phone booths where members can make calls or video chat with privacy. 

We have two rental spaces in the Business Center: the Edward O. Darling Family Meeting Room and the Camden National Bank Meeting Room. Both rooms are available for conference calls and hosting meetings.

Both spaces are equipped with whiteboards and high definition televisions with HDMI plug-ins.

Rental spaces are available during the hours the library is open ( Fall/Winter/Spring: 10 am-8 pm Monday-Thursday and 10 am-5 pm Friday and Saturday. Summer: 10 am-7 pm Monday-Thursday and 10 am-5 pm on Friday.).

If you are interested in booking a meeting room click the button below.

Rates for Membership:

Daily: $10.00 which includes a $2.50 card for photocopies

Weekly: $40.00 which includes a $10.00 card for photocopies

30 Day Punch-card Pass, must be used within a year: $125.00 which includes $40.00 card for photocopies

Contact the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126 to learn more or to sign up for membership. 

Click here for Business Guides and Resources through the University of Maine

SCORE Lunch & Learns

Thursday, September 19th

11:30 am - 1 pm

Crofutt Community Room

Join us for the first SCORE Mentors (Bangor) Lunch & Learn at the Bangor Public Library.

We'll be showing a webinar "One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective". We know there are resources you want to use-like informative webinars-but we also know it can be hard to make yourself sit down and watch it by yourself. Hence, Lunch & Learns! We will provide lunch if you pre-register, chat with other business-minded folks, and learn a bit on your lunch hour. Lunch is provided by TD Bank.

Click here to register, or call 947-8336 ext 126 or cdavitt@bangorpubliclibrary.org.

Thursday, October 17th

11:30 am - 1 pm

Crofutt Community Room

Join us for another SCORE Lunch & Learn at the Bangor Public Library.

We'll be showing a webinar “The Power of Tiny Marketing Actions". We know there are resources you want to use—like informative webinars—but we also know it can be hard to make yourself sit down and watch it by yourself. Hence, Lunch & Learns! We will provide lunch if you pre-register, chat with other business-minded folks, and learn a bit on your lunch hour. Lunch is provided by TD Bank.

Click here to register, or call 947-8336 ext 126 or cdavitt@bangorpubliclibrary.org

Library Resources

Premier business database. Library cardholders can use it to research company information, look for sales leads and suppliers, locate new area businesses as well as out-of-town, out-of-state, and Canadian businesses.

Premier business database. Library cardholders can use it to research company information, look for sales leads and suppliers, locate new area businesses as well as out-of-town, out-of-state, and Canadian businesses.

Connect with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers with  Gale: DemographicsNow.  Easily and rapidly produce a variety of both standard and custom reports to help make informed decisions.

Connect with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers with Gale: DemographicsNow. Easily and rapidly produce a variety of both standard and custom reports to help make informed decisions.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship  gives business owners 24-hour expertise covering a day all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship gives business owners 24-hour expertise covering a day all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds, build and analyze an investment portfolio, and learn about stocks, mutual-funds, and portfolios. Licensed for one user at a time.

Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds, build and analyze an investment portfolio, and learn about stocks, mutual-funds, and portfolios. Licensed for one user at a time.

ValueLine  provides independent investment information, analyzing over 1,700 stocks. The Rating & Reports section details the history, current status, and projected performance of individual stocks. Covers the current three months; updated weekly on Friday afternoon.

ValueLine provides independent investment information, analyzing over 1,700 stocks. The Rating & Reports section details the history, current status, and projected performance of individual stocks. Covers the current three months; updated weekly on Friday afternoon.

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with  Gale LegalForms.  It offers  Maine  specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply fill in the blanks.

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Maine specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply fill in the blanks.

The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.

The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.