Get Your Motor Runnin'

We all know that the library has a lot more to offer these days than just books, but did you know that resources available from the library are available for you to use at home to do things like repair your automobile or other machinery?  The Meigs County District Public Library now subscribes to the Auto Repair Reference Center as well as the Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

The Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is an online database with repair information on more than 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to the present.  It contains over 800,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs that walk you through your repair.  The ARRC contains 83,200 technical services bulletins and recalls, over 99,800 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing as well as specification and maintenance schedules.  The Auto IQ feature provides full-motion video and animated technical diagrams for certain repairs.  The Quick Tips section is a complete guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance while the Labor Time Guide and Estimator will help you plan for the costs and time involved with your repair.

The Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) is also an online database which provides repair information on ATV’s, mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft /jet ski), snow blowers, snow mobiles and tillers.  The SERRC contains 410 full text reference books with original photos and illustrations that will guide you through every job.  In many cases, the database contain more than 25 years of an engine model and offers assistance in providing routine maintenance such as tune-ups, and brake service as well as extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly.  Users are able to select a type of product, specific brand, specific model/engine type and specific area of that model/engine type to find the exact information they need. 
As you might expect, both of these databases are available for use in any of the Meigs County District Public Library buildings where you can use our computers and receive the assistance of our staff in locating the information you need.  We charge just 10 cents per page to print from any library computer.  If you have a computer and internet access at home, the databases can be accessed from the library webpage (   A library card number is required to access the information from home.  Call the library at 740-992-5813 for more details.  We can walk you through the login process and you’ll be up and running in no time.