Economic Awareness

Business | Personal Finance | Job Start Job Smart

A weakened economy, job loss, tight budgets, and cut backs on leisure activities are signs of the times. But OCLS is a bright spot during these tough times. We offer 15 locations jam packed with free resources and services to help offset your financial burdens. Items delivered to your home, free of charge. Databases chock full of money saving information for business and personal use. Technology classes and language learning software for career advancement, job searching, and much more!


Business Online Databases »

This list includes General BusinessFile ASAP, Business Insights: Essentials, ReferenceUSA, SimplyMap, and Small Business Resource Center, among many others.

Small Business Course Tracks »

We have course tracks for starting a new business, building a business plan, building a website for your business, building a computer network for your business, financial management/bookkeeping, and marketing strategies.

Job Seekers Course Tracks »

These course tracks include technology classes for enhancing your software skills, web development, database development, desktop publishing, bookkeeping, and multimedia.

Virtual Classes »

Log in with your library card information and learn at your own pace, anytime, using our interactive tutorials. Topics include Microsoft Office Suite, computer basics, resume writing, and writing business letters.

Job Start Job Smart

Basic Computer Skills Classes »

Class topics include learning how to use the mouse and keyboard, computer basics, e-mail, resume writing, and searching for jobs online.

Find Information on Getting a Job »

View books, online resources, and websites to help you find and get a job.

Improve Your English »

Learn how to use the computer-based program ELLIS to read, write, and speak English at your own pace.

Online Classes »

If you have a busy schedule and just can't make it to a library location to take a class in person, sign up to attend one of our live online classes from home or work.

Personal Finance

Be Safe Online & Consumer Savvy LibGuide »

View resources for protecting your online transactions. Learn who you can file complaints with and how to avoid identity theft.

Money Matters Virtual Gallery »

A one-stop shop for everything in that concerns finances. Access eGuides, databases, book lists, websites, and more!

Money Tip$ »

Learn how to get more for your money by attending a Money Tip$ workshop presented by the Orange County Library System and Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Money doesn't grow on trees but it can grow with smart money tips. The Money Tip$ workshops will teach you what you need to know. Get on the right track to growing your money with good information.

Personal Finance Online Databases »

This list includes Consumer Reports, Morningstar, Standard & Poors NetAdvantage, and Value Line.

Real Estate LibGuide »

Access the online resources, books, magazines, and websites the Library has gathered together to help you in the real estate market.

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