Do It Yourself Databases

Auto Mate

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.


Creativebug

Vail Public Library offers online video arts and crafts workshops from Creativebug. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Enjoy 1,000’s of art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. These classes never expire, so you can start and stop projects at your own pace from anywhere. Use the link above to sign up for classes from home.

Inside the library, use this link to sign up for classes.


Law Depot

Allows you to create your own legal documents by having you answer questions pertinent to the document and your specific situation. Legal assistance is also available. Law Depot also stores your documents in your account. Watch a video to get an overview of the Law Depot service. Create your account for future access when you visit for the first time.


lynda.com

Vail Public Library (VPL) is pleased to offer its patrons access to lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a VPL library cardholder you can access lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by entering your 13-digit VPL library card barcode. Once you have logged into lynda.com with your library barcode, you must create a personalized lynda.com account by entering your name and e-mail address.

Please note that you can only access course content through the VPL’s website, and not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage. Bookmark accordingly. Please also note that while the VPL’s lynda.com accounts are accessible through mobile devices, they are not accessible through lynda.com apps. Use your mobile device’s browser to connect to Lynda.com through the VPL website.

What is lynda.com? lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Find information on reparing/maintaining small engines including: All Terrain Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Lawnmowers, Personal Water Craft, Marine Boat Engines, and other small engines.

Watch a tutorial on using Small Engine Repair Reference Center here.

 

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