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The Library is your hub to research and knowledge. Use the tools here to get answers to your questions and get to know the library databases available.

Automotive Research

Find the problem solving tools you need for your automotive needs using the Chilton's Automotive database, which contains detailed repair manuals for thousands of models, as you likely know. What you may not realize is the database also provides users with maintenance guides, repair labor time estimates, technical service bulletins, recall information and ASE certification test preparation.

The Medford Library also has a large collection of printed Chilton's manuals in the permanent reference collection. These manuals do not check out, but scans and copies can be made using the photocopy machines, or the library's scanning center. The Medford Library also maintains a collection of Blue Book value guides for late model and classic vehicles as well. For more information, you may contact the Medford Reference Department at 541-774-8689. Blue Book values are also available online at Kelly Blue Book.

Kelly Blue Book provides used car values based on age, mileage, condition, and features. Blue Book value is the standard used across the market when buying or selling automobiles. The Medford Library maintains a collection of print guides, but recommends the Kelly Blue Book website for the most accurate information in determining value.