Home Improvement Reference Center

Spending more time at home? Knock out some of your home projects with our databases! The Home Improvement Reference center offers DIYers resources and information for all kinds of home improvement projects including decorative, electrical, regular home maintenance, outdoor, plumbing, remolding and woodwork help.


Search for a specific house task or you can browse the different subject categories to find step by step instructions. Download articles, guides and how-tos or save them for reference later. You also have access to the Homeowner’s Journal and project forms that can help you keep track of your progress.

To access the Home Improvement Reference Center, sign into your library card on our catalog page, using your card number and phone number/password. Once you’ve signed in, you can access the Reference Center from the TexShare Databases link under our Electronic Resources.