Home and Hobbies

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

logo_no_tag_tinyChilton Library
Offers auto repair manuals, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for repairing foreign and domestic cars. Use the ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.
texshare_logo_tiny Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Presents comprehensive full-text content for many popular hobbies, crafts, and recreational activities.
texshare_logo_tiny Home Improvement Reference Center
Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects.
texshare_logo_tiny Small Engine Reference Resource Center
Contains the full set of Clymer small engine repair manuals to help repair motorcycles, ATVs, water craft, lawn mowers, tractors, and more.

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A Beautiful Mess
A lifestyle blog focused on food, decor, crafts, and style.
Better Homes and Gardens
Find instructions for just about any project around the house and in the garden.
An independent website with a variety of ideas related to fiber, paper, beads, candle making, jewelry and many other types of crafts.
Website where people share hip, off-beat, crafty DIY projects.
A site for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.
IKEA Hackers
A site dedicated to modifying Ikea products.
Make Magazine Blog
The Make Magazine blog promotes the growing community of makers with stories and projects for all ages and all skill levels.
Make Use Of – DIY
Features articles on tech DIY projects. If you are interested in free projects for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more, start here.

Ceramic Lodge512-248-2100
A walk-in creative art studio offering pottery painting, glass fusing classes and walk-in projects, clay classes and canvas painting
Hobbies and Crafts Meetups in the Austin-Round Rock Area
Meetup.com listings for area hobbies and crafts meetups.
Main Street Quilt and Thread Guild
Fosters appreciation of quilts, quilting and other fiber arts among both quilters and the public. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Round Rock Public Library