Free resource helps you to do home improvement right

Free resource helps you to do home improvement right

home improvement reference centerWhether it is a leaky faucet, siding that needs repair, or a ceiling fan to install, Home Improvement Reference Center has how-to information for you. Home Improvement Reference Center has do-it-yourself instructions on a wide variety of topics. Use the search box to find information on specific topics, or browse categories such as electrical, maintenance, plumbing, decorating, and many more.

Get started!

  1. Visit the library’s website
  2. On the top menu bar, go to eLibrary
  3. All databases/eResources
  4. Click Home Improvement Reference Center


To search for faucet repair instructions

  1. Choose plumbing
  2. Bathrooms
  3. Sinks
  4. Faucets
  5. Repairing faucets

Detailed color pictures accompany the step-by-step directions.  When you repair your faucet, the difference between parts such as a retaining nut and an o-ring are illustrated.

You’ll find how-to videos in the Toolbox section on the right-hand side of the page.

As a bonus,you can access magazine articles from publications such as Mother Earth Living, This Old House, and House Beautiful by using the Publication tab.

To find magazine articles:

  • Choose Publications (located at the top of the page on the left)
  • Type a title in the search box to browse publications
  • Browse the alphabetical list of titles

Click on the magazine’s title to open it. And view available issues in a box on the right-hand side of the page.

You can:

  • Print
  • Email
  • Share on social media
  • Download as a PDF

the pages for repair instructions and magazine articles.

Additional resources

Ultimate Guide: home repair & improvement

Do-it-yourself home improvement: a step-by-step guide

The Best of Ask this Old House DVD


Whether you have a workbench with every tool under the sun or you’re a novice at home repair, Home Improvement Reference Center is your new go-to resource!

Written by Jeanne Tomlin

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