The Arrowhead Library System has acquired new subscriptions to two more popular electronic databases: ChiltonLibrary.com and the Gale Virtual Reference Library. They’re free with your library card.

Chilton’s is well-known by car do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts because these books have been available in the library for years. Now you don’t have to lug the books home. When you search for your car’s year, make, and model through the database, you’ll get all the information you need to maintain or repair your vehicle. Print it out and take it to your car with you, making your own notes on your pages, if you wish. (You couldn’t do that with the books.)

The Virtual Reference Library from Gale consists of nine online reference books, like the College Blue Book, which has scholarship information. Take a look at the wealth of reliable, free information.

To access these, go to our website’s homepage at http://www.alslib.info. Click on “Services for Library Patrons” in the left column, then “Magazines, Newspapers and Other Databases.” Select access from the library or another location, entering your library card’s barcode and PIN if you’re asked for it. Scroll down the list of Gale databases and select the database you want. Enjoy!