The image of the “shade tree mechanic” has changed as vehicles have become more computerized. Instead of parking under a shady tree, now you can rent space in a self-serve garage to work on your car or truck. You can also access a repair manual online through the library on your iPhone or iPad to help you get the job done.
With your library card you can logon to the Automotive Repair Reference Center (ARRC) for “the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.” The direct link is: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9097465&profile=autorefctr. For FAQs go to this link: http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?topic=957&id=2180&page=1
The site contains repair information on domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present with drawings and step-by-step photographs. There are technical service bulletins and recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, and a big plus is AutoIQ that features full-motion videos and animated technical diagrams. Updates are posted on a regular basis.
As always, if you need help navigating the website just ask a staff member at your library branch.
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Make a note:
- The annual Authors & Friends Event sponsored by the Friends of Bossier Parish Libraries will take place on Saturday, Feb.8, from 1-4 p.m. in the History Center meeting room. The event is open to the public; admission is free. Film Industry and Screenwriting is the topic for this event. Movie producer and screenwriter Lyn Morgan will be the featured guest speaker. For more information call (318) 746-7717.
- Free computer classes continue to be offered through the month of January. To sign up you must register the week before the class begins by calling the IT department at (318) 734-9275, between 9a.m. and 5p.m. Monday—Thursday and 9a.m.—3p.m. on Friday.
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Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com