Spring! Hobbies, Home Improvement & Car Repair Resources

What are you planning this spring? Gardening? An outdoor building project? Biking, hiking (or ambling)? Shopping for a new car–or repairing the one you have? Whatever your plans, MyEPL.org is the perfect place to start. Spring into your warm-weather activities armed with these invaluable Online Resources available to Elkhart Public Library cardholders.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Logo Home impr A comprehensive collection of videos, images and full-text articles, Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly how-to information about almost anything you want to take on. A few of the many projects covered are decks, docks, gardens, garages, pools, patios, porches… the list goes on. These are just in the Outdoor category. Other categories include Plumbing, Electrical, Maintenance, Decorating, Remodeling, and Woodworking.

To access Home Improvement Reference Center:

  1. Go to myepl.org/info247
  2. Click + Home Improvement
  3. Click [Access from Home]
  4. Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
  5. If you are in the Library, select Home improvement Reference Center (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Logo Hobbies Crafts Are you interested in biking, hiking, camping, caving, climbing, canoeing, sailing, skateboarding,  gardening, bug collecting, photography, yard sales?  These are just a few of the hobbies and activities covered in the Outdoor Recreation and Home & Garden categories of this robust resource. In all, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center has 11 categories, covering just about any hobby, craft or outdoor activity you can think of. Geo-caching, anyone?

To access Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center:

  1. Go to myepl.org/info247
  2. Click + Hobbies & Crafts
  3. Click [Access from Home]
  4. Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
  5. If you are in the Library, select Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

 Chilton Library Car Repair

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If you work on your own car, chances are you have borrowed or bought one or more CHILTON automotive books. EPL has an extensive print collection of them. You can also access CHILTON in our Online ResourcesChilton Library includes the detailed information you need to tackle your vehicle maintenance and repairs. Among the more popular features are vehicle specific information, step-by-step guides with close-up graphics, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams,  close-up photos and illustrations, and the ability to print out the information you need.

To access Chilton Library:

  1. Go to myepl.org/info247
  2. Click + Car Repair
  3. Click [Access from Home]
  4. Enter your library card number (no spaces) at the prompt
  5. If you are in the Library, select Chilton Library Car Repair (Card number is not required when accessing from inside the Library)

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Logo-consumer reportsYou can now access ConsumerReports.org with Cars Best Deals Plus through our Online Resources! Read about it here:
Consumer Reports Online — With Cars!

 

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