Whether you have a long-established business or are just beginning to plan a new business, The Seattle Public Library has great resources for you to use for free through our Library to Business program. We offer dozens of classes and workshops every year in partnership with local organizations.

Does your business have an online presence? How do you know if your website is effective? Digital strategist and small business consultant Michael J. Coffey will teach two workshops this September: how to get your website online quickly, and how to use Google Analytics to measure your site traffic. Registration is required, sign up via the Library's calendar.


  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 - Quickly Build Your First Business Website. First time getting your business online? Get started and be ready for easy updates and expansion. Leave with a site plan, page outlines, lots of resources, recommendations and suggestions.
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 - Website Stats for Beginners. If you've got a website, you've got a challenge: how do you know what your visitors are doing so you can respond with smart updates?


The Library gives everyone the opportunity to learn and excel. Entrepreneurs can get business support online, attend online workshops and schedule one-on-one virtual appointments.

All physical locations of The Seattle Public Library are currently closed in accordance with public health guidelines. Find out more at spl.org/ChiefLibrarian. Visit the Library’s Road to Reopening page for more information on book returns, Curbside Service and other Library services being offered while Library buildings are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can now place new holds on physical Library materials.