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
  • * Wednesday had hour changes - Juneteenth

Upcoming Events

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PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance

Tue, June 25, 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®…

Take the Stage: Professional Development Lunch and Clinic with Michelle Snow

Thu, June 27, 2024 11:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Take the Stage is an all-new Professional Development Clinic with excellent resources for your career or small business growth.  Join Business Coach, Michelle Snow and Partners for an afternoon of food, fun, music, and the following workshops: Your Money, Attack of Artificial…

Returning to the Workforce: Virtual Full Circle Career Workshop

Tue, July 9, 2024 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Do you have specific barriers to overcome like incarceration, personal illness, raising a family, or post-retirement re-entry? Come to this workshop and learn some new strategies to help you move forward in your career. To join, please register here . Zoom meeting information will be emailed…

VIRTUAL Ask a Business Consultant: Office Hours with Temple Small Business Development Center

Tue, July 9, 2024 1:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Temple Small Business Development Center  is here to answer your business questions! We’re hosting virtual office hours with a business consultant who can help current and prospective entrepreneurs with a variety of business concerns, including business planning, business formation,…

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Blog Posts

Resources for Small Business Owners and Job Seekers

May is National Small Business Month , according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses in communities across the country. Like the Free Library of Philadelphia, small businesses play a… continue reading

By Free Library Foundation    May 7, 2024    1   

Foundation Directory Has Expanded

The Free Library’s most powerful grant-finding tool just got a lot easier to use. Before, to access the Library’s premier fundraising tool, Foundation Directory, you had to travel to the Parkway Central Library. Now you can easily… continue reading

By Jamie B.    February 27, 2024   

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