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Featured Library Resources
Use this resource to take free instructional classes on everything from Excel to Digital Photography to "How to eBay." You can go at your own pace, your progress being saved along the way. These classes are not just tutorials, they actually provide you with lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards, and feedback along the way.
MCL Subsciption Databases
Gain access to these premier subscription databases at MCL with a library card.
Business Source Premier
Articles from business-specific periodicals, company and industry profiles, and market reports.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.
Gale Business: Plan Builder
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
This resource requires an account. Follow the link above and click "Get Started" to make a free account.
Thousands of Colorado-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.).
Patent and Trademark Resource Center
The Mesa County Libraries Central Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in Grand Junction, Colorado, designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to provide the public with patent and trademark-related help. PTRC resources are available during regular hours at the Central Library.
Regional Business News
Comprehensive full-text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications, including Colorado Business Magazine and ColoradoBiz.
Free online college-level courses in a wide range of business topics (e.g., accounting, finance, management, marketing).
Especially for non-profits:
Colorado Grants Guide
Find Colorado-specific grants and funders. REMOTE USE BEING OFFERED THROUGH AUGUST, 2021.
Foundation Directory Online Professional
New! Foundation Directory is allowing remote use through 12/31/20. You can access Candid’s Foundation Directory Online remotely through Mesa County Libraries with this link. You will need a library card. We can also assist you with funding searches directly. Contact us here for help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals. In-library use only at the Central Library.
MCL Library Services
Get a Mesa County Library Card
Apply online or in-person for a library card.
Computer Classes at Mesa County Libraries
The library offers a variety of business-related computer classes, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Creating a Free Website.
Book a one-on-one 30-minute appointment with library staff for assistance with specific technology and reference/research questions. UPDATE: During COVID, Book a Librarian appointments will mainly be done through phone calls or e-mail, avoiding in-person appointments.
Email a Question
Use this form to email a research, reference or other question to library staff.