We have a great range of resources to support business owners and entrepreneurs. Online toolkits, 3D scanning and printing facilities, workshops and events, free Wi-Fi, Public Network Computers and an excellent ‘Books for Business’ collection – speak to our team to see how they can help.
Glass Box Taunton
Our innovation and enterprise centre at Taunton Library provides access to technology, training, meeting space and expert advice.
Resources include 3-D scanning and printing, tablets, laptops and much more. It makes an ideal meeting space and is perfect for training and seminars.
It also hosts training and business support events open to the public in association with organisations like Google Digital Garage, UK Online, Somerset Business Agency and the Federation of Small Business.
Visit the Glass Box website to explore what’s on offer
COBRA Complete Business Reference Adviser
COBRA offers how-to guides, reports, checklists and fact sheets. It provides tools for tackling crucial aspects of business, including: compliance with rules and regulations, finding new customers, and business planning.
Access COBRA at home with a membership card number and on all library computers.
Use Mint UK to find out more about companies – what they do, who runs them, how successful they are and look at their structure. You can also build lists for your sales and marketing campaigns, integrate Mint with your CRM system and enrich and refresh your own data.
MINT UK can be accessed by visiting the Glass Box in Taunton library
Access to Research
Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to over 15 million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK.
Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.
Somerset Business Agency
Somerset Business Agency provides support for small businesses and entrepreneurs, including regular business support workshops at Taunton and Yeovil libraries
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offers members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government.
Any Somerset library member can submit a 3D design as a .STL file to Taunton library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will cost up your design and let you know the price.
Once we have confirmation you are happy, we will set the printer going. The finished print will be delivered to the Somerset library of your choice.
Books for Business
Whether you are looking to develop or update your CV, or you need business related advice such as how to guides on-line banking, social media or developing a cutting-edge business plan – we have an excellent ‘Books for Business’ collection with titles chosen by a range of local business support organisations