Business Resource and Innovation Center

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5394

The Business Resource & Innovation Center will be closed for a special event tonight (Wednesday, August 16th), 5:00-9:00.  Limited reference service will be available at the Reference Desk.  All BRIC and Regional Foundation Center databases are available on Parkway Central public PCs.

We will return to full service Thursday morning at 9:00.

Open today until 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 23 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Mon., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Upcoming Events

Compiling Sales Lists - SOLD OUT

Wed, Aug 16, 6:30 P.M.

This class is at capacity.  To learn more about this topic, please schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.  Walk-in attendance…

AAUW WORKSMART at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Wed, Aug 30, 6:00 P.M.

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and…

Starting Up on the Right Foot with Intellectual Property

Wed, Sep 13, 6:30 P.M.

This class addresses common intellectual property issues for entrepreneurs, startups, and growing businesses. Dimitri Dovas  will speak…

Launch Party & Book Signing! Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide

Tue, Sep 19, 7:00 P.M.

Let’s celebrate! On Tuesday, September 19 join the Free Library of Philadelphia in the Skyline Room & Terrace for the official book…

Grow Your Business with ReferenceUSA

Wed, Sep 20, 6:30 P.M.

Learn how to use the ReferenceUSA database collection to work for your business! Follow along as we learn: How to use U.S. Businesses to begin…

The Early Days at the Parkway Central Library

Now through Tue, Oct 31, 2:19 P.M.

This exhibit commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Parkway Central Library. The display features photographs of the Business Resource and…

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The collection in the Business, Science & Industry Department (BSI) covers a diverse group of subjects including corporate information, personal finance and consumer information; medical, health and parenting materials; works on engineering, the sciences, computers and technology. Also included are material on cooking, pets, and gardening. Students seeking sources for research projects, entrepreneurs forming new businesses and the mechanically minded searching for appropriate "how-to" guides can find assistance in this department.