Fort Worth Library

The Fort Worth Library offers an array of business services.


The Fort Worth Library offers an array of business services including up-to-date business investment focused periodicals (going back to the 1840’s)and news papers; reference books; data bases; books on a variety of business topics; a specialized career section for job seekers; computer access; photo copying; printing etc.meeting room rentals for groups. The library also offers archived stock market data covering decades.The library is the primary archive for the Fort Worth Star Telegram going back to 1914 and the Fort Worth Record going back to the 1870’s. We also offer the New York Times back to 1864. The library also offers obituary and article finding services.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Write a business plan
  • Find research tools & data sources
  • Research a business idea

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Coworking, Accelerators and Incubators

  • Coworking Spaces

Economic Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Tax Credits

Find Funding

  • Equity Providers

Hiring & Managing People

  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

International Business

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Human Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing & Sales

  • Brochure Design
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research
  • Web Site Development
  • Advertising

New Product Development

  • Patent Information

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Permits and Regulations

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Building Codes and Zoning
  • Patent Information
  • Trademark & Copyright Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Research Sources and Libraries

  • Business Research Resources
  • Find research tools and data sources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Research a business idea

Site and Business Location

  • Coworking
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Startup / Form a Business

  • Formation & registration

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development


  • Home-Based Business Training
Primary Contact
L.G. Swift
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102