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The resources on these pages are provided FREE to Jasper County Public Library patrons to help with research and entertainment needs. Except where noted, all of these resources can be used at home or away from the library. Use from home will require a JCPL library card, and some services may require you to establish an account in order to save preferences or other materials. This information is not retained by JCPL.

Browse the resources below, or choose a specific category to narrow your search. The more information link can lead to tips, known issues as well as help using the resource. To request assistance, or suggest a resource, use our contact page and select Online Databases as the category.

After hours use

Due to nightly server maintenance, some JCPL resources may not be available between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. CST.

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC)

Auto Repair Reference Center is an easy-to-use guide that allows you to search for, view and print maintenance and repair information - including illustrations - for your vehicle, without handling or damaging a book. Results include recall information.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

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Goodreads

Goodreads.com is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, launched in 2007. Find out if a book is a good fit for you from user reviews, check series order and discover similar books and authors you may enjoy. Sign up for a free member account and track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

The definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, from lawn mowers to watercraft and more.

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What tree is that?

Identify U.S. trees based on leaves, fruits and tree names in this helpful database created in Ohio and later gifted to the Arbor Day foundation. Handy on field trips or for class projects involving tree identification.

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