Are you curious about the best TVs of 2018? Or, maybe you want to know if your car has a recall and if so, what do you do next?  Or, maybe you need to know which window air conditioner is the best for you.

Well, you can get answers to those and many more questions from Consumer Reports available free with your O’Fallon Public Library card.  From our website, you can explore over 8,000 products that have been tested, rated, and reviewed.

CR productsAnytime my husband and I have considered a major (or sometimes not so major) purchase, Consumer Reports is our first stop. One of the things I rely on is seeing the criteria used to review a product and whether or not particular features are important to me.  For example, recently I bought new tires for my car, and based on the reviews, I chose the brand that was not the highest rated but had the best score for driving on wet surfaces and most gas efficient.

Accessing Consumer Reports through the library website is fairly simple.

From our homepage, click on eResources, then choose Research on the drop-down menu.


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Next, click on Consumer & Auto


From your home computer, you will be prompted to enter your library card number as the Patron ID.

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Once you are in, you can access the product reviews, news, or sign up for one of the many newsletters, or find out when it’s the best time to buy to take advatage of deep discounts.

Before you purchase a pressure washer, home printer, or luggage, see what the testers at Consumer Reports have to say about it.

Happy Shopping, Susan C.

From the Consumer Reports website: “Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. We use our rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.”


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