Do it Yourself

Online Resource Tutorials

The Garland Libraries offer video tutorials on how to use many of our online resources.  Learn how to use Value Line, Mango Languages, Testing and Education Reference Center, Chilton Auto Repair and many more. Also included are tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Gmail, Google Photos, and Goodreads.

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Chilton Automotive Repair Library logoChilton Automotive Library

Repair, maintenance, service information and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs from 1940 onward.

Contains diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and troubleshooting guides to ensure that even advanced DIYers have all the information they need to complete the repair.

Niche green arrow graphicChilton Auto Repair Tutorial  


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center logoHobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Offers "how-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines that cover Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids' Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, and more. Includes a Crafts Spotlight and Featured Video.


Home Improvement Reference Center logoHome Improvement Reference Center

Provides users with user-friendly “how-to” information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects and features full-text content from leading magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.

SAMS Photfact logoSAMS Photofact

Quickfact manuals and Photofact® manuals

  • Reliable, consistent repair data, schematics and other service guidelines
  • The gold standard in the repair industry for TVs, VCRs, Radios, etc
  • For models and/or chassis not covered by SAMS Photofact® manuals or Quickfact manuals, Original Equipment (OEM) owner’s manuals and service manuals are available.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance

  • Includes ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.
  • More than 25 years of an engine model including assistance in providing routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly.