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Resources for Do-It-Yourselfers

Auto Repair Source

Formerly called AutoMate, this database provides service and repair information including step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts/labor estimates and service bulletins/recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from 1974 to the current model.


Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for adults and kids, taught by recognized design experts and artists. Topics include fiber and paper arts, jewelry making, sewing and quilting, food, home and more. Create your free account and enjoy unlimited access to instructional videos, patterns, and access to exclusive documentaries and live video feeds on Creativebug Television (CBTV). Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource. provides access to the following state-specific information:
 - 11 car practice tests
 - 8 motorcycle practice tests
 - 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
 - 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
 - An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online

Search independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions and insurance companies. Compare rates and plan benefits for Medicare Supplement Insurance, as well as the cost, to help you decide which plan to choose. If you don't see "Welcome to St. Louis County Library" in the top right corner, you will need to sign in.  Click Sign In and then enter your card number as "SLC00xxxxxxxx." Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.