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What is the E-Library?

For residents of Calgary: Use your Calgary Public Library card to access eBooks, online newspapers, magazines and other resources, from car repair to Shakespeare’s plays, from language learning to resume building. Start by clicking on the A to Z listing or browse by topic below.

Not a resident of Calgary? Contact your local library to inquire about electronic resources available to you.

E-Library

SubjectCar Repair
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  • Detailed car and truck repair and maintenance information for makes and models from 1982 to the present.
    Comprehensive automotive diagnostic and repair information from 1982, including wiring diagrams, recall notices, diagnostic charts and technical service bulletins. In addition there is a Technician's Reference which provides information to help the repair and maintenance technician, such as a glossary and an emissions quick reference guide, as well as a Shop Operations section, which provides information to the shop owner and service advisor.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the fuel pump pressure for a ‘92 Chevy Astro Van?
    • Why does my engine warning light stay on for long periods of time?
    • How many hours of labour are required for the 90,000 mile maintenance check on my 2004 Acura?
    • Where can I find instructions and a diagram to help me refit the rear door on my 2000 Land Rover?

    Vendor

    • ALLDATA
  • Repair and maintenance of domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present.
    The Auto Repair Reference Center has repair information on 25,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present, as published in the very popular Chilton Total Car Care Series. It provides comprehensive user-friendly repair and maintenance information for virtually all vehicles on the road for everyone from amateurs to professionals. It includes 65,000 technical service bulletins and recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications and maintenance schedules, over 100,000 factory drawings and step by step photographs, labor time estimates for various repairs, quick tips, and a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I want to know if there are any recalls regarding the suspension of my 1996 Nissan Sentra.
    • What is the maintenance interval for the engine coolant for a 1999 Subaru Forester?
    • What are the brake specifications for my 1995 Honda Accord?
    • I need removal and installation instructions for the alternator on my Buick Regal 1992.
    • I need a wiring diagram for my 1971 vehicle.
    • How can I fix the brake lights on my 2000 Ford Explorer?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Make better purchasing decisions using expert independent product reviews, ratings, and comparisons. Includes "Extra Canada" with Canadian pricing and availability.
    Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products, this award-winning website contains information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. In addition, users will find advice and tips on saving money on home improvement plans, how to shore up personal finances, ways to improve health and much more.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO