Business Resource and Innovation Center

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

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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

  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 23 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Mon., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Upcoming Events

Small Business Startup Day!

Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 A.M.

Calling all entrepreneurs!   Browse tables representing resources from government agencies, nonprofits, and business-to-business service…

Google Presents: Make Your Website Work for You

Tue, Oct 24, 6:30 P.M.

Join us as we partner with Score Philadelphia and  Google for a workshop led by Randi F. Penfil  on strategies to build or improve…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Fri, Oct 27, 11:00 A.M.

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit…

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…

Better Investing

Wed, Nov 1, 6:30 P.M.

Want to learn how to start or grow your own stock portfolio with a small amount of cash? Through time-tested, common sense investing principles,…

Headshots at the BRIC!

Fri, Nov 3, 11:00 A.M.

Get a FREE headshot photo taken at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)! Headshots are a new service for entrepreneurs, nonprofit…

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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.