Spokane Public Library and Spokane County Library District have offered their own business services for over a decade. Many people in the community don't realize that there are two separate library organizations within Spokane County, so we decided to join forces to offer streamlined access to the variety of business resources available.
Your eligibility for remote access to digital resources within StartUp Spokane depends on whether you are a Spokane Public Library customer or a Spokane County Library District customer. This is determined by where you live, own property, or where your business is located.
City of Spokane = Spokane Public Library
Spokane County = SCLD
There are some services that anyone can access regardless of library affiliation including:
Yes! You have free access to meet with the TeamUp Mentors, consult with Business Librarians Mark Pond and Stacey Goddard, and in-person databases at Central Library like the Bloomberg Terminal, IBISWorld, Statista, PitchBook, etc.
For remote access to digital resources, you can apply for a non-resident library card.
Spokane Public Library Non-Resident Library Card
A card may be purchased for $42 per year or $3.50 per month (per card). This fee includes full borrowing privileges, in-library internet access, and remote access to subscription databases. See Fees & Services to Non-Residents Policy for more information.
Spokane County Library District Non-Resident Library Card
If you live in an area other than those described above or would like to access all of our remote access digital resources, ask our staff about options for a paid non-resident library card. The annual cost is $140 per household. Learn more here.