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Poole Enterprise Library

Poole Enterprise Library is located in Poole Central Library. It includes a public meeting and information area within the main library and a seminar room off the main library, equipped with an interactive projector.

The meeting and information area offers:

  • access to business books, magazines and periodicals
  • space for you to work and/or hold meetings
  • free access to Wi-Fi and public computers for library members

The seminar room is available for use by entrepreneurs, small businesses and business support groups. If you would like to find out more about these facilities, please contact Nell O'Hora by email:

Online resources

Poole Enterprise Library also offers access to free online resources to support businesses. 

COBRA - Complete Online Business Reference Adviser

COBRA is an online business information resource that contains over 1,000 small business factsheets, guides and sector-specific reports. COBRA can be accessed from home or from the work place with your library card.


MintUK is a comprehensive database of company information in the UK and is a valuable business intelligence tool for sales and marketing. MINTUK is only accessible in a Poole library. We have one concurrent user licence, so please log out as soon as you have finished.

Other ways we can help

Start and Grow Your Business in Poole is a 178 page book packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start your business successfully in Poole. Starting a business may be easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. You can find reference copies of Start and Grow Your Business in Poole in all Poole Libraries and you can download the whole book free of charge.

Decisions? Decisions! In Dorset, Careers Guide

Decisions? Decisions! is a free careers guide which covers the whole of Dorset. The guide has been designed to support young people in Dorset and to help you make well informed career choices. It is based on an informed understanding of the qualifications and skills required be businesses and sectors both locally and nationally. 

You can download the guide or view our page turning version online.

Skills & Learning Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole

The need to train new staff and upskill current staff can be daunting which is why Skills & Learning is always here to help. Their intensive English, maths and ICT courses can upskill any of your employees’ basic skills. Their Train & Grow courses are also designed to equip your team with the skills needed to work effectively in any role. They also have an exciting opportunity for employers with staff in a first line management role to upskill their staff with a Team Leading Apprenticeship. 

For more information, please visit their website or call 01202 262300

The British Library’s Business & IP Centre

The British Library Business and IP Centre aims to support businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors grow their organisations across a range of industries. There are also a number of online resources and information to help you start or develop your business.

Other useful websites

Page last updated: 30 April 2019
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