We want to make libraries the go-to source for financial education

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working with libraries to provide websites, worksheets, guides and other information to help with a consumer's money decisions.

Training webinars

Check out our financial education training series just for librarians. We explain the CFPB Libraries Initiative and cover basic financial education topics, with help from a special guest or two along the way.

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Overview: Community education project with libraries

Free publications for libraries

Order free government publications, worksheets, and brochures that you can distribute to patrons and use during your own financial education programs.

Order free publications at GPO.gov

Program ideas

Each month, we’ll suggest program ideas you can use in your library. We’ll also suggest possible partners in your community who could lead or help spread the word about your efforts.

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Websites, videos, and courses

We’re teaming up with other government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide links to financial education websites and tools that can help patrons make important money decisions or take action on important issues.

View the inventory of websites, videos, and courses

Marketing materials

Tell your patrons that the library is the place to find answers to their money questions. Download screen savers, web banners, share graphics, and more to show patrons that the library can be a helpful resource in their daily lives. You can also order free publications at GPO.gov .

View and download marketing materials Order print materials at GPO.gov

Partnership guidebook

Our guidebook will help you think through the process of building and documenting collaborations that work well for libraries, partners, and patrons.

Community partnership guidebook for libraries