Small Business Resources At the Library

If you are a Longview business owner or property owner, but aren't a resident of Longview or the Cowlitz County Partial-County Rural Library District, you can get a Longview Library card at no additional cost beginning April 1, 2015. Property owners will need to show proof that they own property in Longview, a piece of current ID, and fill out a short application to get a card issued in their name. Business owners will need to show their current Longview business license, a piece of current ID, and fill out a short application to get a card issued in the name of the business. The library hopes to continue its outreach to small business owners with the resources and materials that they have to help them succeed.

For Current and Prospective Entrepreneurs

The Longview Public Library offers services and resources to support businesses of any size. Ask a Librarian about...

Online Resources


Books in our Small Business Resource Center

  • How to Set up Your Own Small Business
  • Small Business Start-Up Kit
  • How to Write A Business Plan
  • Incorporate Your Business
  • Start Up Financing
  • Keeping the Books
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
  • Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business
  • Operating a Business in Washington State
  • Financing the Small Business
  • And many, many more

  • Other Small Business Resources

    City of Longview Business License Information
    Finance Department, City Hall, 1525 Broadway Ave., Longview, WA 98632

    State of Washington Licensing Department
    State of Washington Business Licensing Service, PO Box 9034, Olympia, WA 98507-9034

    Washington Small Business Development Center, Longview
    1600 Maple St., Don Talley Bldg. Room 103A, Longview, WA 98632

    SCORE Vancouver
    1933 Fort Vancouver Way #TBG232, Vancouver, WA 98663

    Small Business Administration
    Portland District Office, 601 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 950, Portland, OR 97204

    Personal Service

    In addition to providing patrons with access to the wealth of resources, the Longview Public Library also provides trained staff ready to assist you. You can reach us in person at the library or by phone or email.
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    Download this information in our Small Business Brochure!