Home Life Library: Auto repair database available

Library: Auto repair database available

The library has a new electronic link to Chilton’s Automotive Repair on our website, www.bossierlibrary.org.  It has replaced Automotive Repair Reference Center (ARRC).  Chilton’s automotive manuals have been around for years.  In fact, the library still has printed volumes of these large books on the shelves. 

To access Chilton’s go to the library website where you will find the menu “Research & Homework” on the left side of the homepage.  Chilton’s is in that list of databases. 

Use the Vehicle Selector to find “detailed information to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.”  Some of the important features include: 

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.

A version of Delmar’s ASE Test Preparation is also available.  There are “approximately 15 questions and may be repeated as many times as desired.”  This is an added bonus for anyone interested in pursuing a career in automotive repair.

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Aulds Library 746-2337

  • Saturday, February 7 from 10a.m.—4p.m., Craft Corner.  Stay for the Soup Party that begins at 11a.m.

Benton 965-2751

  • Saturday, February 7 at 11a.m. and Thursday, February 12 at 4p.m.: Mardi Gras Bead Art for ages 8—12.  Registration is required.  Contact Megan Cathcart or Kristin Kennedy.

Bossier Central 746-1693

  • Monday, February 9 at 4p.m.: Cupcake Clash for teens ages 13—18.  Decorate cupcakes inspired by a 2015 LA Reader’s Choice book or 2015 LA Young Reader’s Choice book.  Materials provided.
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East 80 949-2665

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Haughton 949-0196

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“Sports Illustrated Sports Almanac 2015” by Sports Illustrated Editors

“Knitting Wizardry” by Amy Clarke Moore    

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org

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