Library Amenities | Websites | Networking | Training

Want to create lists that might help you generate more clients?  Do you need sample forms or examples of business plans? The library offers many of the amenities of an office but with the addition of professional librarians. 

Premium Resources - for MPLD cardholders only.

DemographicsNOW: Business & People  |  detailed U.S. business, and residential data.

Business & Investment Resources - links to McHenry Public Library databases and select websites for personal and professional use.

Library Amenities

Bring your laptop! We have free wireless access and numerous power outlets throughout the library.

We have several personal workstations containing Microsoft Office 2010. If you don't have a MPLD library card, you may obtain a guest pass. 


You may print from all of the public computers. We have black and white (10¢/page) and color (50¢/page) printers.

Remote Printing
Print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC to our Tech Center printer near the Questions Desk. You can print from your laptop inside the library or print from home. Jobs will be held in the queue for two (2) hours, and are deleted after they're printed. Black & white is .10 each and color printing is .50 each. Click here and follow the on-screen instructions.

Copy Machines
We have black and white (10¢/page) and color (50¢/page) copy machines. 

Small Group Study Rooms

There are three small group study rooms available. Each room holds four people. These are ideal spaces for you to meet with clients in a professional environment. Same day reservations only. Reservations must be made in person.

Outgoing Fax Machine
We have an outgoing fee based Fax machine for public use. You may send domestic as well as international Faxes. The fee schedule is posted on the machine. A credit card or a cash card purchased at our Checkout Desk is required.


World Newspapers - World newspapers and magazines.

Local Networking Opportunities

McHenry Area Jaycees – Junior Chamber is a professional group of individuals between the ages of 18 - 40.

McHenry Kiwanis – is involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.

McHenry Rotary Club – is an organization that donates thousands of dollars to various local charities through their fundraising efforts.


Shah Center for Corporate Training  -  and the Illinois Small Business Development Center, McHenry County College  - training and assistance for area businesses and individuals. Services range from one-on-one counseling for entrepreneurs to customized on-site employee training seminars.


External links may be used as starting points in your research and are not intended to be exhaustive lists of all available external sites related to these topics. The library does not endorse or profit from these websites and external links are provided for use at your own discretion. For suggestions, comments, or to report broken links, you may contact the Web Team.