Prince William Public Libraries’ Electronic Library capabilities virtually 100 different databases, digital platforms and streaming providers, offering a broad vary of products and companies for an equally broad vary of interests.
Auto lovers and automotive mechanics alike have relied on their nearby public library to give reference will work on restoring and servicing of cars and trucks, vans and motorcycles. In the past, the cabinets of reference sections bulged with diagram-and-logistics crammed manuals. For contemporary library end users needing to improve a established of spark plugs or a little something a lot more hard, your library has a couple of on the internet assets to fulfill your demands.
For a long time, Chilton guides ended up a staple for automobile lovers and mechanics, and libraries normally carried them.
Chilton no more time publishes these guides, but for several years they have presented the data in their “ChiltonLibrary” membership database, readily available on our Electronic Library.
ChiltonLibrary supplies fix, upkeep and diagnostic information on hundreds of motor vehicles by make, design, 12 months, engine measurement and other variables. For every auto, the databases gives tables for upkeep schedules, as well as requirements for elements. The manuals are searchable, and diagrams can be printed.
The databases also incorporates a video clip library with swift tutorials on essential automobile servicing duties, a VIN decoder to check out numbers and a library of take a look at prep quizzes for aspiring mechanics for the ASE Professionals Exam.
Eventually, an “Ask an Expert” characteristic allows patrons to post questions to on-phone staff technicians, possibly through email submission or a mobile phone phone.
The library also provides the “ProDemand” from Mitchell 1, one more longtime automobile handbook publisher. ProDemand is geared toward car outlets and specialists, which suggests that the details is a lot more in depth, and there are extra charts and diagrams for a lot of can make and models.
The database was also intended for solitary use by a store, so, regrettably, the subscriptions are not obtainable on the internet, only onsite at any of our 12 branches.
You can entry the database at any community obtain laptop or computer, named PACs, in the library. Click “Log In” to get fast access no username or password is required.
Even though ChiltonLibrary is in some means far more person-pleasant and has more attributes for serious vehicle persons accomplishing severe operate, ProDemand is value the excess difficulty.
If you are an professional “gearhead” tackling a key repair or simply a driver who would like to help you save a couple of pounds and have a very little more manage over holding your motor vehicle on the street, your nearby library has the digital assist you require. Get started off at pwcva.gov/digitallibrary.
Kirk Johnson is a supervisor in the Prince William Public Libraries’ materials products and services division.