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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Economic Development

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

Find Funding

  • Equity Providers

Hiring & Managing People

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

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

Research Sources and Libraries

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing & Sales

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

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Site and Business Location

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

New Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Permits and Regulations

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

Startup / Form a Business

  • Formation & registration


  • Home-Based Business Training

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Coworking, Accelerators and Incubators

  • Coworking Spaces

Research Sources and Libraries

  • Find research tools and data sources
  • Research a business idea
Primary Contact
L.G. Swift
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102