The James J. Hill Center’s business library is a world-class research facility dedicated to helping you start, build and grow your business or career. We are here to help you reach your highest business potential. Explore our unparalleled collection of free online databases, library programs and historic print collection.
Enjoy free coffee, WiFi and an awe-inspiring space. Visitors are invited to bring their lunch, take a break or roll up their sleeves and dig into one of our premiere databases. Our paid database resources are freely accessible while in the library and can help you generate lists, build sales leads, or discover venture capital options. Business librarians are available by appointment to assist in your research.
Stop in and discover one of Minnesota’s best kept secrets to success.
If you are ready take to your product to the next level or have just begun the process of building your business, start with the Hill. Stop by to learn how to create a business plan, conduct market research or build your professional network.
Take your business to the next level with business resources for entrepreneurs, startups and established business owners. Explore the steps it takes to grow and enhance your company.
Learn about specialized resources for starting, running and fundraising for nonprofits.
A 360 for those looking for a new job or want to learn about becoming an entrepreneur.
A premier collection of over 200,000 business resources that span the mid-1800s through the early 21st Century. Historic topics include a heavy influence of railroad, early American economy, business journals, books and periodicals relating to business and company research.
A complete list of recommended databases.
A curated list of topics for a step-by-step guide through the Hill’s databases.