Get Crafty with this Online Resource

Find inspiration for your next craft or hobby project by easily searching hundreds of magazines and books in one place: the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center online database. Search full text articles for creative ideas on that next sweater, model train and scrapbook from today’s most popular craft and idea magazines and books.

Start finding your next craft project online through the Library!

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center provides information about many of the most popular hobbies, including:

  • Collecting
  • Games and electronics
  • Model building
  • Needlework
  • Outdoors and nature
  • Photography
  • Scrapbooking and papercraft

This online resource includes full text articles for more than 1,200 craft magazines and books and more than 700 videos. It also offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of most every hobby-enthusiast.

To access Hobbies and Crafts Resource Center online, click on the Resources tab above. The database is listed alphabetically under Databases–Complete List. You will need to enter your library card number to gain access.

What was the last craft or hobby project you completed using something from the library?

Jeff Tate is a former employee and wrote about digital content such as ebooks, databases and other online services.