New resources for hobbyists and DIYers!

Are you a hobbyist or a DIYer? We have two new online tools for you in our E-Library.

These new tools and many more can be found in the E-Library on our Hobbies, Crafts, & DIY page.

With your library card, you have access to thousands of articles from top magazines, how-to step-by-step instructions, videos, and images to help you improve on a hobby, start a new one, or do that household project.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center 

Got a hobby you’d like to nurture? Looking for a new activity to pass the time? Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center contains thousands of articles from top hobby and craft magazines and books as well as recipes, “how-to” videos and hobby profiles.

Categories covered include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Collecting
  • Home and garden
  • Kids’ crafts
  • Model building
  • Needlecrafts and textiles
  • Performing arts
  • Recreation (indoor and outdoor)
  • Science and technology
  • Scrapbooking and papercrafts

Want to learn more? Watch a short tutorial

Home Improvement Reference Center

Looking to install a new door, fix a leaky faucet, or spruce up your garden? You’ve come to the right place! Home Improvement Reference Center has thousands of articles from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of home repair images not found anywhere else online. Quickly find the information you need by searching by keyword or browsing projects from A-to-Z or by category. Provided by Ebsco.

Categories covered include:

  • Decorating home and garden
  • Electrical work
  • Maintenance
  • Outdoor improvements
  • Plumbing
  • Remodeling
  • Woodworking

Home Improvement Reference Center also includes:

  • Conversion charts
  • Homeowner’s journal
  • Advice for working with contractors
  • Glossary of terms