Public Library Resources and Free Business Resources: Overview

These local public libraries and free business resources are available to research your next big idea.

College of San Mateo Library

How do I borrow books from CSM Library?
You will need a Peninsula Library System (PLS) library card. If you have a library card from any public library in San Mateo County, you may use this library card to borrow materials at College of San Mateo Library.

San Francisco Public Library

Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The Silicon Valley USPTO is a West Coast regional office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) located in the Wing Building of San Jose City Hall. This landmark building, built in 2005, reflects the city's stature in the valley and stands as a symbol of the area's cultural roots and technological savvy. The West Coast regional office serves California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii. Our goal is to promote innovation and stimulate the economy by connecting entrepreneurs to government resources, supporting students and teachers through our STEM education programs, gathering feedback from regional stakeholders, and recruiting diverse talent from the region. 

Free Government Resources

Free Business Research Sources

The following list is just a few categories and sites available for users to conduct research by doing a browser search. 

Corporate reports EDGAR; Annual

eCommerce - E-Commerce Times; Practical Ecommerce

Company research - CNBC; Forbes Lists; Yahoo Finance

Earnings call transcripts - Seeking Alpha