Business Information Centre

Work Matters at Your Local Library

Work Matters LogoDo you have a business idea but don’t know where to start?  Itching to change your job but lack direction? Perhaps you have never worked or have been out of work for a while and are wondering how to make the first step to finding your dream job.
If this is you, you may not have to look much further than your local library.

The Business Information Centre at Your Service!

Business InformationThe Business Information Centre (BIC) located in the Central Library, Dublin's Ilac Centre, is a key resource for the business community, researchers, those starting or growing a business, and those seeking career direction and employment skills.

Resources available at the Business Information Centre include books, directories, Acts of the Oireachtas, business magazines, databases, newspaper articles and Irish company reports. Find out more about the wealth of business information resources available at the BIC.

The Business of Starting a Business

MoneyWe are half way through our Spring 'Start Your Own Business' programme here at the Business Information Centre, and as ever the workshops are proving a great success.  The workshops, which are taking place every Thursday from 6.30 – 8.00pm, attract entrepreneurs, innovators, start your own business enthusiasts, back to work job seekers and those who wish to go it alone in a  business world.

The 5 Whys of Mapping

MapWhy hold maps?
The Business Information Centre (BIC) stocks a large collection of maps, atlases and useful guides with insights to local districts, towns, cities, counties and countries contained within. Being more specific, Road Atlases, Street Guides, Touring Maps and a full collection of the Discovery OSI maps of Ireland are all held at the BIC. Detailed information on relational distances and times between various locations and scales of specific regions and general area features are often looked for. The scale of the Discovery Series of Ordnance Survey Maps alone (75 in total) have a coverage of 2cm to 1km dimensions.  On the other side of the scale, the large Continental Maps hold a scale of 4cm covering 30km.

The Value of the Written Word

self praise sayingSelf praise is no praise but when someone else complements you, it makes all the difference!  A selection of the comments received at the Business Information Centre so far in 2015...

"Always provides me with a faultless service. It is appreciated."

"Just started using facility. Amazing. Staff wonderful. Hope to spend many hours discovering all on offer."

"Excellent - extremely helpful librarian gave us relevant info and got our research started."

Business Information Centre on Twitter

BICOur Business Information Centre is on Twitter! You can now access our twitter account - @bizlibdublin  - and receive instant updates on business and career-related topics and events of interest.

Our new Twitter page is gathering momentum and it allows us showcase many of the unique services available in the Business Information Centre, located in the Central Library, Ilac Centre, in Dublin's city centre.

Education Resources at the BIC

Books"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ― Nelson Mandela

The Business Information Centre (BIC) has a very up-to-date collection of modern educational reference books, magazines, newspaper cuttings files, as well as online resources on open access.  They are freely available to all students from primary level upwards. Included are popular titles such as those in the 'Less Stress More Success' series, which covers both the junior and leaving curriculum, and a small selection of 'the Revise Wise' books, also covering these same examinations.

Look after Your Body. It is the only place you have to live in

Healthy body and mindOur collection of material in the Business Information Centre (BIC) in Dublin City Centre holds the key to achieving a healthy body and a healthy mind.  From an up–to–the minute selection of medical reference books to a useful collection of health magazines, the BIC is a valuable resource when it comes to health information.

A special feature of our Centre is the vast collection of newspaper cuttings contained in our Subject Files and available on public access, files covering all manner of topics including Health, Mental Health, and Health & Safety.

InfoTrac: A very useful resource

Info TracInfotrac is just one of the exclusive online resources available in the Business Information Centre containing up-to-the-minute information on over 3,000 sourced academic journals and general magazines, and with more than 3 million full text or abstract articles available.

The Year of Design 2015


2015 is a special year which celebrates all aspects of Design, Fashion, Architecture under the umbrella of the Year of ID2015 with conferences, exhibitions, lectures, tours and workshops taking place across the country.

To coincide with this, The Business Information Centre are delighted to host a free workshop on Monday, 27th April focusing directly on the practical business advice of Lye Ogunsanya, a Designer, Social Entrepreneur and founder & CEO of AKI-NA with a workshop entitled Think Ethics, Think Success. The centre also hopes to run a further 3 workshops throughout the year on the theme of creativity in planning and design.