Job and Career

start here with a library card

Apply online to receive a Library Card Number that you can use immediately to access our eCollection and public computers.  This card number is good for 2 years. (Customers age 13 and up are invited to apply online.)

Visit our Start Here page for more details on obtaining a Library Card.

Job Search, Training

job and career services

Job and Career Services features JobLINC the Library’s mobile job and career center that helps job seekers locate employment opportunities. JobLINC also partners with employers in the community to post available jobs in the Job and Career Blog. Check out the JobLINC schedule and other job and career events on our events calendar.

Business Assistance, Job Search

reference usa

ReferenceUSA is a comprehensive collection of databases and tools to help you start and run a business, connect to consumers, find a job and more. Databases include:

  • Businesses
  • New Businesses
  • Healthcare
  • Historical Businesses
  • Jobs and Internships
  • Standard White Pages
  • Consumer/Lifestyles
  • New Movers and Homeowners

Library Card required if accessing outside of the Library.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.

Training Material:

  • Once logged in, select “Learning Center” at the top-right to access documents, webinars, and more.


linkedin learning

LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more.

This includes courses and videos on MS Office, resume writing, and interview techniques.

Library Card required.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.

Peterson’s test and Career Prep


Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

Career ebooks (Overdrive/libby)

OverDrive/Libby includes a number of Career eBooks to assist in your job search.

Library Card required.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Job & Career books @ the library

Browse our collection of Job & Career books HERE, place them on hold and have them delivered to your closest branch.

Library Card required.  Sign up for one online and use it immediately.

Linc/2-1-1 community information

Our LINC/2-1-1 Community Information Database includes several resources for those looking for a job:

Business Assistance, Job Search, Training

grow with google

Grow with Google is partnering with the Memphis Public Libraries and various organizations across the nation to provide free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business. There are also a new collection of resources called the Remote Work Hub to help people communicate, learn, teach, and work from home.


leadership and management: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management provides access to authoritative periodical content covering such topics as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.

Job Search

vocations and careers: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. Vocations and Careers offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals ranging from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


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