Businessline at Wrexham Library stocks a wide range of up-to-date business books, CD-ROMs and specialist directories covering all the key areas of business. We also have access to a wide range of specialist electronic resources, which are invaluable for both start-up and established businesses.
Items are classified and grouped by business area on our shelves, allowing resources covering a particular subject to be easily located. Please find below a brief overview of our classification system:
|Area of Business||Shelf Colour|
|Starting a business||Green|
Searching for books of interest
Should you wish to check whether we have a particular book in stock, or if would like to view a list of all the books we have within a particular category of business, you will be able to do so by calling in (Businessline is based on the first floor of Wrexham Library), or alternatively you would be welcome to utilise Wrexham libraries online catalogue, to conduct a search from the comfort of your own home / office.
If you would like to identify the books we have within a particular business category online, simply select the ‘class’ option at the top of Wrexham libraries online catalogue and enter the colour (using the key above) of the area of business of interest to you. Clicking on the “search catalogue” button will now return details of the number of books within your chosen category. To view all the items available simply click on the underlined colour listed beneath the “class” heading.
As you will see across the top of our online catalogue, as well as searching by class, you’re also able to conduct searches by title, keyword, author and ISBN.
Borrowing, reserving and extending the loan of books
To loan books you will need a Wrexham libraries membership card, please see the “Joining Wrexham Libraries” section below if you aren’t already a member. Adults can borrow up to 15 items and children under the age of 16 can take up to 10 items. Books are issued for a standard loan period of three weeks, which can be extended by a further three weeks, towards the end of the loan period, up to six times (unless the book(s) have been reserved by another borrower). Longer term loans are available to students or for items which are being used as a course of study.
Using the online catalogue, you will have the option to reserve items and extend the loan period of any books you currently have on loan. You will need a library membership card number and PIN code for this. Please see the “Joining Wrexham Libraries” section below if you aren’t already a member and would like to join. If however you are a member and would like a reminder of your PIN code (which you should have been provided with when joining) please call into your local branch with proof of your home address. Loan periods for items can also be extended by phoning us 01978 292092 and providing us with your library card number.
Requesting a book we don’t currently stock
If we don’t currently stock a business book you wish to loan please feel free to contact us via our online enquiry form detailing the title, author, edition (if applicable) and ISBN number (if known) of any books you of interest to you. We will then contact you to inform you if we will be able to buy a copy, which we will then make available for loan. If the book wasn’t published within the last two years we may be able to obtain a copy from another library service on an inter-library loan for which a fee would be applicable, any potential fees will be discussed with you before any requests are placed.
Joining Wrexham Libraries
Membership of Wrexham Libraries is free. You’ll be able to join by either calling in to any of the libraries based in Wrexham with proof of your identity; acceptable documents include: your driving licence, a utilities bill, pension/benefits book, official letters, bank statement, doctor's prescription. Alternatively you will be able to join Wrexham Libraries online please note, you’ll still need to provide identification when you call in to collect your membership card.
Free access to business e-books
Businessline of Wrexham County Borough Council is pleased to announce a service that allows Library members to download e-books FREE!
- You can borrow or reserve up to 4 e-books at any one time.
- E-books are issued for three weeks, unless you choose to shorten the loan period. After the loan period has expired, the book will automatically be deleted.
- The e-books are available to download 24/7.
- E-books are downloaded to your PC, laptop or MAC using Adobe Digital Editions download manager. You can then transfer the book to your e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Alternatively, e-books can be downloaded directly to smartphones and tablets once an e-book reader app has been installed.
- The download service is not yet available for Kindle e-book readers.
What you need
- Wrexham Libraries’ Membership card
- PIN number (if you don’t know yours, call into your local branch for a reminder. Please take proof of your home address with you.)
- Access to a computer, smartphone or a compatible e-book reader
Click here to be taken to the e-books service: wales.libraryebooks.co.uk. eBooks for Wales is jointly funded by CyMAL (Museums, Libraries and Archives Wales) and 17 local authorities.