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Book a Business Librarian

Book a Business Librarian

Have a business question? Ask a business librarian!

Work one-on-one with Milwaukee Public Library Business Librarians as they guide you through the library’s business resources. Librarians can help you identify and/or locate resources to help you get started on your business plan, identify your customers and competitors, give tips on creating marketing materials, and more!

Sign up for a 45-minute session by calling the Business & Technology desk at 414-286-3051. A business librarian will schedule your appointment as soon as possible.


Book a Business Librarian F.A.Q.


What is included in my session?

Sessions are customized for a one-on-one experience and will be based on your research needs as discussed with a business librarian prior to your session.

How do I schedule my session?

Please call the Business & Technology desk at 414-286-3051 - staff will take your information so a business librarian can call or e-mail you back to schedule your appointment. Please allow at least two weeks for scheduling.

How many sessions can I schedule?

Two sessions per patron per calendar year may be scheduled.

Where will my session be held?

Sessions are held in Central Library’s Business & Technology department.

How many people can join my session?

You may bring one additional person with you for your session. Please see our Small Business Resources 101 workshop for larger groups.

What if I can no longer attend my session?

Please call the Business & Technology desk at 414-286-3051 to cancel your appointment. Please see disclaimer at the bottom.



When an appointment is scheduled, that time has been set aside for that individual. If the session is missed, that time cannot be used to assist another patron. If the session is missed without prior notice the individual will not be able to schedule another appointment for three months. If sessions are repeatedly missed individuals will not be able to schedule any future appointments.