Get DIY Help

You can always hire someone to help you when things go wrong, but why do that when you can fix it yourself? BCPL has the resources you need to learn how to fix those problems on your own and cut out the middleman.

Online Resources

Your Bullitt County Public Library card gets you access to EBSCOhost's Auto Repair Reference Center and Small Engine Repair Reference Center. These two online databases offer information on repairing issues and maintaining your vehicle, tractor, boat, motorcycle, and other all-terrain vehicles.

DIY Pathfinders

Library Pathfinders are created by our reference librarians to help you find your way around the resources your library offers.

BCPL’s DIY Resources

  • Auto Repair Reference Center

    Information for do-it-yourself repair and maintenance for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Technical Service Bulletins, recalls, and updates are added regularly. A valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.

  • Do-It-Yourself: Auto Repair, Maintenance, Restoration

    Lots of people own cars, but what do we really know about the upkeep? There’s a ton you can do yourself to save on cost. So, our reference team has compiled a list of BCPL resources and websites that can help you repair, restore, and maintain your wheels. Plus, pick up a few cool books on the history and evolution of vehicles – perfect for the car enthusiast!

  • Do-It-Yourself: Home Projects

    Are you ready to update your home? Our BCPL staff has gathered the best books, DVDs, planning kits, and online resources we have to offer for all your DIY home improvement needs.

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    Kanopy

    Kanopy offers a unique and extensive collection of indie flicks, world cinema, classic films, and award-winning documentaries. Plus, enjoy celebrated educational series like NOVA, Ken Burns America, and The Great Courses and explore educational videos covering Business Skills, Dance, Engineering, History, Photography, Religion & Philosophy, Sports & Fitness, and more. Instructional video topics range from refrigeration and air conditioning to first aid and therapeutic massage. There are even curated collections for educators and students that provide lessons in mathematics, languages (including ESL), and science!

  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

    Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) for small engine such as those for boats, lawnmowers, and tractors. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers.

Other Resources

If you need books on do-it-yourself topics, we have no shortage at BCPL! From homesteading to cleaning and shed-building to landscaping, the Library has dozens of DIY books to help you accomplish your projects.

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