How To: DIY Auto Maintenance & Repair with Chilton Library

With the use of your Library card, you can access the Chilton Library, opens a new window, a database of repair and maintenance manuals for vehicles from the 1940s to the newest models.

Chilton Library includes recall information, instructional videos, and Delmar’s Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Technician Test Prep Quizzes. Whether you're working toward pro mechanic status, or just want to make sure you know when to get your next tune-up, Chilton can help rev you up.

Here’s everything you need to know to get started with Chilton Library.


To access the Chilton Library, use the search box at the top right-hand corner of any page of our website. Search “Chilton.”

Or, select the E-Library tab of our navigation menu and choose the View More... option under the Resources section.

On the next page, you'll see a list of our electronic resources organized by subject. See the Learning Tools box, located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and click Car Repairs & Maintenance. From there, you'll find Chilton Library, which will take you to the Chilton homepage. 

If you are at a branch of Halifax Public Libraries, you will be automatically signed on. From home, you will need to log in with your Library card number.

The Chilton Library is easy to navigate—just choose the year, model, and make of vehicle, and then click Select Vehicle to see what information is available for your vehicle.

At the top of the page, you can select the Repair tab to find general information, manuals, and wiring diagrams, and you can also try ASE Test Prep Quizzes. 

Contact your local Library branch to learn more about our online resources. 

Extra help: Watch our how-to tutorial on Niche Academy