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Newmarket Public Library is a community resource for local and global business information. Connect to  local business organizations to get help in starting or expanding your own business, finding a new career, or attending a program or event. The library has room rentals available to the public for promotional events, business meetings, workshops or seminars. Databases targeting the needs of researchers, students, entrepreneurs and small business include:


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Small Business Reference Center™ provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.


The user-friendly interface guides users through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.


Canadian Business Resource gives users Canadian business information. Updated several times a week, the site is divided into sections on Corporate Profiles & Executive Profiles. Over 50 industry leaders have been invited to publish in-depth Corporate Profiles. Each profile explains the company and its current role in the Canadian economy. It also highlights top executives and board members and profiles one or more company leaders.



Canadian Trade Index

Online business to business directory for companies covering Canada, the U.S and Mexico.


MacRae's Blue Book

Buyers guide to industrial companies. First published in 1893 as America's original industrial directory.


Thomas Register

Source for finding products, services, or suppliers to make a purchasing decision, includes product details.


Start Up York: Who Helps Entrepreneurs in York Region?

York Region is a great place to build and grow a business! This document summarizes some key organizations that support entrepreneurs in York Region, organized by problem statement.

Accessible version of this documents available on request. Please contact us.


Featured resource

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NEW! Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month.


It is easy to start learning online with Gale Courses. Visit the Gale Courses to view the catalogue of courses and make sure you read the "About Us" page too. Watch this video to learn how to sign up and register as a student: Please Note: as a Newmarket Public Library member you can enroll in as many courses a year as you wish, not just 5 as mentioned in the video. 


Local Resources


York Region Business Directory

The York Region Business Directory contains nearly 28,000 listings with key information including: Company Name, Address, Town, Key Contact, Industry and Number of Employees.


Newmarket Chamber of Commerce

The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of over 700 members, and is committed to encouraging the development of new and existing industries and businesses in the Newmarket area. The Chamber's offices are housed in the old Railway Station on Davis Drive just east of Main Street.


Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre

Canada Business assists businesses through access to reliable, up-to-date information by reducing the complexity of dealing with multiple levels of government and consolidating business information through a wide range of government services, programs and regulations relevant to existing and potential business entrepreneurs.


York Small Business Enterprise Centre

The York Small Business Enterprise Centre serves Ontario's small business community by helping with business start-up, and enterprises that have been in existence for less than 5 years.


government sites

Industry Canada

Canadian Company Capabilities, Bankruptcy records,Trademarks and Patents, plus information for consumers and businesses. (Strategis included)


Revenue Canada

Canada's tax collection agency.


SEDAR is the official Canadian website that provides access to public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).


Statistics Canada

Canada's census collector and so much more, producing statistical data for citizens, government, academic institutions and researchers.


Go to our Databases page for more listings on all our available sources.