The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) at the Free Library of Philadelphia supports entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and inventors at every stage, helping to improve their skills through individualized guidance in research, public programs, and curated print and digital resources. We create multiple entry points for those with ideas, plans, skills, and passions, enabling people to make fact-based decisions in order to fulfill their goals.

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1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Events

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Black Entrepreneur Book Club (Registration is Full)

Mon, February 26, 2024 5:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Registration is Full  Get motivated to launch or grow your business as we discuss Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent.  This event will be in the BRIC on the ground floor of Parkway Central Library 5:30-7p.m.  

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Tue, February 27, 2024 2:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with résumé development, career counseling, and professional development workshops. Call 1-833-750-5627 to learn more! PA CareerLink®…

VIRTUAL Office Hours: Penn Law Intellectual Property Clinic (REGISTRATION IS FULL)

Thu, February 29, 2024 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

REGISTRATION IS FULL . Have a question to ask a legal professional about patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets?   Entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, artists and inventors: you can reserve an appointment to attend free consultations with the University of …

Resume Review with Dress For Success

Thu, March 7, 2024 12:28 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Need to refresh your resume? We're excited to partner with  Dress for Success Greater Philadelphia  to offer resume review services and job search assistance on the first Thursday of each month! Resume review will be offered on first-come, first-served basis. Get help from…

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Blog Posts

Black History Month at the Business Resource and Innovation Center

This month, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is celebrating and uplifting Black entrepreneurs and their groundbreaking achievements. Join us for one or both of our Black History Month programs in person on the Ground Floor of… continue reading

By Birch M.    February 1, 2024   

Social Services Offered by the Free Library

The Free Library is pleased to announce the addition of three full-time social workers to its Social Services roster. The newly formed Social Services team will provide open office hours in neighborhood libraries, lead… continue reading

By Administrator    January 8, 2024   

Shop Small in Philly for the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to support local businesses! No matter who you're shopping for this holiday season, Philly's commercial corridors are the perfect place to check off your list. What is a commercial corridor? Whether you live… continue reading

By Birch M.    December 12, 2023   

December is Write A Business Plan Month!

Did you know December is National Write a Business Plan Month? The Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is a great place to start your business planning journey. What is the BRIC? The BRIC is a department of the Free Library of… continue reading

By Birch M.    December 5, 2023