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Learning to drive? Buying some new wheels? Repairing your old ones? We can help with that.

Use our AutoMate database to find detailed car and truck repair manuals. Drop in to your local library and pick up the latest buying guides.

For help getting a driver's license, registering a vehicle, or finding a driving school, follow the Local Connections link below.

Here are a few of our newest titles

  Motormouth : the complete Canadian car-buying guide


Chilton and Haynes Repair Manuals

If you are looking for repair information, the library has both Haynes and Chilton manuals to borrow:

You can search the library catalogue to find the repair manual for your vehicle. Do a keyword search using the words repair and the name of your vehicle. Some examples are neon repair or harley repair.

If you have an older card or truck, the Queen's Square location has some copies of the Mitchell manuals from 1962 - 1999. These manuals can only be used in the library.


Buying a Vehicle

The library has a collection of buyer's guides. Here are lists of our most popular guides.

All Idea Exchange locations have copies of the Canadian red book pricing guide,  and the Canadian older car / truck red book. The Red Books has a complete listing of cars and light duty trucks and is updated 8 times a year.  These books can only be used in the library. Our staff will be happy to help you find a copy.

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports magazine is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services. Access the full-text of the magazine online.

Driving and Roads (ServiceOntario)
How to get a driver's license, register a vehicle, order a used vehicle information package, and more.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Beginner driver education courses 
Find Ministry-approved driver training courses.

This website contains 11 free practice tests and a G1 Simulator. A great complement to the Official MTO Driver's Handbook as it uses the same method of grading and covers the same topics.

Consumer Reports Channel Videos
Hundreds of freely available video reports of testing done by Consumer Reports magazine, including their car and truck testing. Enter the name of your vehicle in the search box. See the sample review below for the Ford Flex.