Supporting emerging businesses at every stage of their development, Richland Library is helping to accelerate economic growth by offering a risk-free entrepreneurial hub to support Midlands-area dreamers, doers and makers.
Library of Things
Take our makerspaces and studios on-the-go with quality equipment perfect for entrepreneurs, creatives, and lifelong learners.
Copy, Print, Fax or Scan Centers
Make photocopies, fax, scan documents and release print jobs sent from library computers in one convenient location.
Business, Careers and Research Center
Our state-of-the-art Business, Careers and Research Center offers entrepreneurs avenues to explore new business opportunities, connect with our team of highly trained librarians and Career Coaches and network with other entrepreneurs.
The library offers a variety of meeting and study spaces for use by community groups, non-profit agencies and other organizations.
Built with the creative entrepreneur in mind, our studio spaces offer dedicated space and a variety of tools and equipment to help grow and support creative individuals and communities within the county.
Richland Library’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) offers opportunities for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to connect and interact with peers who have successfully designed, launched and run a new business venture.
Find an array of workshops, classes and networking sessions tailored towards specific business and careers topics and skills.
1 Million Cups
A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Columbia. The coffee is highly encouraged.
Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship
Ready to transition your creative skills into an online business? The innovative Etsy curriculum provides microbusiness training through a series of five classes highlighting pricing, basic accounting, product photography and marketing.
Creative Entrepreneurship Master Classes
Our hand-picked, nationally-recognized entrepreneurs share their tried-and-true tactics to help grow your creative talents into a sustainable business
Business Insights: Essentials
Brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Offers a real-time, easy to use solution for investment research.
Small Business Reference Center
Offers a variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas.