DIY & Self-Improvement Resources

View a repair manual for your car, get started on a home improvement project or learn a new language

View a repair manual for your car, get started on a home improvement project or learn a new language

DIY Resources


Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.


Dive in to your next project with over 5,000 video classes taught by renowned artists and creative experts on arts, crafts, cooking and more.

Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection

Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

Home Improvement Collection

Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation.


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Select from a broad range of technology, business, and professional video tutorials ranging from one to thirty minutes long. In addition, self-paced learning paths guide students through courses with a comprehensive goal. If using the LinkedIn Learning app, enter "dpl" without the quotes as the identifier.

Little Pim

Little Pim is specifically designed for children ages 0-6 to learn a new language. Each course features videos that teach 180 words and phrases, providing the essential building blocks of a foreign language.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages' conversation and film-based digital resources help you learn over 70 languages (including English) from just about anywhere.

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