Consumer Reports

Consumer ReportsAre you in the market for a new washing machine or maybe even a new car?  Not sure which model will be the better buy?  The library offers a powerful consumer research tool by providing you access to the Consumer Reports website. provides members with access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products.  The website also provides product reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, and reviews from other users like you. reviews include cars, household appliances, electronics, home and garden products, and products for your kids and babies.  

Do you want to keep up on the latest consumer product news such as recalls and safety tips? has the most current relevant news always displayed on its homepage.  You can also sign up for the free email newsletter.  Consumer Reports operates the world's largest product testing and research lab.  On the website you can read or watch videos of how they conduct their many different tests. also includes a home remodeling and improvement guide that offers expert advice on keeping your project on schedule and on budget.

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Library members can also enjoy access to Consumer Reports Cars Best Deal Plus.  Use this service to get accurate prices on new and used cars.  Find out cars are the best and worst values for the money or which cars are the most expensive to own.  Cars Best Deal Plus also provides payment calculators for you to figure out what kind of car you can actually afford.  Not sure about leasing or payment plans?  Cars Best Deal Plus gives expert advice on lease terms and how to get the best loan. can be accessed while in the library or from the comfort of your own home. Just navigate to Research and Online Library Resources at the top of the page of

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