Robert C. and Linda Sutherland Allen

Business Center

In the last fifteen years work has undergone a major transition. There has been a rise in the self-employed and telecommuters.  Freelancers, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs who work from home have become commonplace. 

For many folks working from home is not all it's cracked up to be—too many temptations and distractions as well as often feeling isolated. 

A workplace solution has been growing exponentially all over the country. It is called co-working. Co-working is a modern phenomenon where people can share a space to work, or have a platform to share opinions. It also makes sense economically to share a workspace and resources, avoid a long-term lease, and let someone else provide the infrastructure and needed services.

As part of the 2016 renovation of the library, the Allen Business Center was created to foster community and to support entrepreneurs, nonprofits, businesses, freelancers, and other enterprising individuals in Bangor.

 

We offer a Business Center membership which allows members access to its spaces, computers that house Adobe InDesign, QuickBooks, Photoshop software, and a high-tech printer. There are eight keyed lockers in the Business Center for use by members during the day. There are two phone booths where members can make calls or video chat with privacy. 

We have two rental spaces in the Business Center: the Edward O. Darling Family Meeting Room and the Camden National Bank Meeting Room. Both rooms are available for conference calls and hosting meetings.

Both spaces are equipped with whiteboards and high definition televisions with HDMI plug-ins. Rental spaces are available during the hours the library is open. If you are interested in booking a meeting room click the button below.

Rates for Membership:

Daily: $10.00 which includes a $2.50 card for photocopies

Weekly: $40.00 which includes a $10.00 card for photocopies

Monthly: $125.00 which includes $40.00 card for photocopies

Contact the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126 to learn more or to sign up for membership. 

Library Resources

Premier business database. Library cardholders can use it to research company information, look for sales leads and suppliers, locate new area businesses as well as out of town, out of state, and Canadian businesses. 

Premier business database. Library cardholders can use it to research company information, look for sales leads and suppliers, locate new area businesses as well as out of town, out of state, and Canadian businesses. 

ValueLine-Provides independent investment information, analyzing over 1,700 stocks. The Rating & Reports section details the history, current status, and projected performance of individual stocks. Covers the current three months; updated weekly on Friday afternoon.

ValueLine-Provides independent investment information, analyzing over 1,700 stocks. The Rating & Reports section details the history, current status, and projected performance of individual stocks. Covers the current three months; updated weekly on Friday afternoon.

Access a variety of ready-to-use and customizable demographic data reports for entrepreneurs, students, or anyone who needs to identify cultural patterns or sociological trends in Demographics Now..

Access a variety of ready-to-use and customizable demographic data reports for entrepreneurs, students, or anyone who needs to identify cultural patterns or sociological trends in Demographics Now..

Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries

Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries

Small Business Resource - Business planning is a core activity that can help the budding entrepreneur or current small business owner examine and define how they’d like their business to operate.

Small Business Resource - Business planning is a core activity that can help the budding entrepreneur or current small business owner examine and define how they’d like their business to operate.