Some co workers of mine myself included use libre at home and would like to use it at work as well. I understand libre is free, can it really be free for the work place too? long story short i would just like to know if there is a way to “purchase” libre for about 5 coworkers?
LibreOffice is free, even for business use, period. You are of course free to support the development of Libre, see http://www.libreoffice.org/donate/.
Yes, see comments to 51004.