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Information and resources to help consumers make good decisions.
Fairfax County Public Library offers online resources for education and enjoyment. The resources below require a library card for use outside the library. Consumer Checkbook is available in libraries only.
Provides contact information and more for about 30 million business & executive profiles and 240 million residents using data available from public records. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and finding relatives.
Provides updated service and repair information from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to help users diagnose problems, and repair and maintain most makes and models of vehicle as far back as 1974, including step-by-step instructions, maintenance schedules, parts information and prices, labor time and cost estimates, technical service bulletins and recalls, specifications and standards, and diagrams. (Formerly AutoMate)
Supports the information needs of medical patients and fosters an overall understanding of health issues, offering resources, including journals and magazines, reference books, health reports and diagrams, videos, and consumer health pamphlets, encompassing both traditional and alternative medical practices.
Serving to inform and protect consumers, this website companion to "Consumer Reports" magazine offers informative articles and research alongside unbiased ratings and reviews for products and services.
Offers price comparisons and unbiased reviews on local businesses and service providers, including auto repair, healthcare, home and financial services, personal and pet care, and stores, alongside articles and advice for a more informed consumer.
Browse or search through this comprehensive collection of books, magazines, images, and videos for help with home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, home decorating, gardening and outdoor improvements, and wood projects.
Provides repair and maintenance information for all types of small engines, with a full collection of Clymer repair manuals and other full-text reference books with images and illustrations for over 25 years of engine models, including air-cooled engines, boat motors and personal watercraft, ATVs and motorcycles, and outdoor power equipment and generators.