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Welcome to the GCLS Homeownership and Repair Research Guide.
This guide provides easy access to authoritative homeownership and repair related resources available at the Gloucester County Library System.
Building Codes & Licensing
Historic Home Care
Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict
Nicole Curtis is saving historic houses, one broken-down fireplace at a time. Working in Detroit and Minneapolis, Nicole takes ramshackle homes from the wrecking ball to their original stunning glory. Whether it’s managing her rugged crew or wrangling city officials, this single mom wields her hammer with skill and returns condemned properties to their place as the pride of the neighborhood.
Old House Online
A resource for owners of old houses and period-style homes, gathering information from Old-House Journal, Old-House Interiors, Early Homes, and New Old House.
Treatment of Historical Properties
Common sense historic preservation principles in non-technical language. Promote historic preservation best practices that will help to protect our nation’s irreplaceable cultural resources.
DOE Green Energy
A portal to information about various forms of green energy, including solar, wind, bioenergy, and others. Search DOE Green Energy to find available bibliographic citations, technical reports and patent information on different types of renewable energy resources and energy conservation, such as solar, wind, bioenergy, hydroelectric and geothermal. (from DOE Green Energy's own description)
A government site providing information on energy efficient choices for home and business, including ideas for home improvement.
Energy sources from the Department of Energy
SF Gate - Home Guides
Alternative Energy Sources for Homeowners
Home & Garden Television's website provides information and instruction for home design, decorating, and landscaping.
Home, Lawn, and Garden (Rutgers Agricultural Extension)
Online resources for home, lawn, and garden care from Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES).
USDA PLANTS Database
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Information on yard care from yardcare.com.
Gloucester County Board of Commissioners
Frank J. DiMarco
Commission Library Liaison
Text START to (856) 270-7883.
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Librarian By Appointment
Librarian by Appointment is a service that allows you to schedule a one-time session of up to one hour with a member of the reference staff.