Don't forget, waste collections will be a day later than usual all this week after the spring bank holiday.
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We have a great range of resources to support business owners and entrepreneurs, such as:

  • 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 3D 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 such as:

  • Google Digital Garage
  • UK Online
  • Somerset Business Agency
  • The Federation of Small Business.

Visit the Glass Box website to explore what is on offer.

Complete Business Reference Adviser (COBRA)

Complete Business Reference Adviser 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
  • business planning

Access Complete Business Reference Adviser at home with a membership card number and on all library computers.

Access to Research

The Access to Research website 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.

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.

3D printing

Any Somerset library member can submit a 3D design as a .STL file to Taunton library at taulib@somerset.gov.uk.

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. Find out more about 3D printing at Glassbox.

Books for Business

We have an excellent ‘Books for Business’ collection with titles chosen by a range of local business support organisations. These can be used if you are looking to develop or update your CV, or you need business-related advice such as guidance for online banking, social media, or developing a cutting-edge business plan.

Find out more about Business resources.

Last reviewed: May 13, 2024 by Daniel

Next review due: November 13, 2024

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