Resources for Crafters and DIYers

Have a project to do around the house? Sure, you can find a video online that will teach you just about anything, but are you tired of the ads? Your library can help with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center and Home Improvement Reference Center, collections of how-to articles and videos, free with your Chandler Public Library card and with no ads or paywalls!

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center is full of information for makers and hobbyists, from Amateur Radio to Woodworking and everything in between! Get knitting patterns and learn origami. Find crafts for kids and read articles from all sorts of hobby-related magazines. Home Improvement Reference Center will help you with decorating, landscaping, remodeling, repair and other projects. Full-color PDF articles can be printed or saved.

To access these resources, visit, use the Browse the Library dropdown to choose Online Resources - All, then choose your resource. Log in when prompted with your library card number and PIN, then search or browse for your topic. Can’t make it to the library to get a card? We offer eCards that allow access to our online resources! If you’re a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Card page. eCard users can come to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.