FAQ

How can I help?
Can you tell me how much my car/book/sales literature is worth?
I saw a catalog in your collection that I really liked. Can I buy it?
I’m interested in buying an item from your eBay store, but I do not have an eBay account. Is there a way I can still buy material from you?
I’m writing a book/article. Can I publish images I receive from you?
Is research with the library free?
Do you offer Digitization Services?
Can I track my vehicles history and find out its previous owners?
Can I borrow materials from the Library?
Why must I check my bags at the library desk?

How can I help?

You can help the AACA Library in many different ways. You can offer your time by Volunteering at the library and help out on one of a variety of ongoing projects.

We are always accepting Donations whether it be of literature and reference materials or
financially to help fund the library.

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Can you tell me how much my car/book/sales literature is worth?

As a non-profit library and organization we do not give appraisals of various items.  For car
appraisals please visit a local appraiser. You can also find information on nadaguides.com, kbb.com, or pick up the newest edition of the Collector Car Price Guide.

Sales Literature and Books can also be priced by a local appraiser or check Ebay.com and search for your book or brochure and click the “Completed Listings” box on the left sidebar menu. This feature will show you the final price of similar items.

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I saw a catalog in your collection that I really liked. Can I buy it?

Unfortunately the items in our catalog are not for sale. However, we do sell duplicate items and other materials that do not fit our collection on our ebay store.

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I’m interested in buying an item from your eBay store, but I do not have an eBay account. Is there a way I can still buy material from you?

Please give us a call at (717) 534-2082 for all Ebay inquiries.

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I’m writing a book/article. Can I publish images I receive from you?

If you use an image that you received from us, we just ask that you credit us as a source. If you are concerned about copyright we recommend you visit the US Copyright website and possibly talk to a copyright lawyer with any concerns.

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Is research with the library free?

The library is open free to the public during our normal hours of operation. On site research is free to anyone who visits. If you would like information concerning off-site research visit our
research page. Members of the AACA receive 1.5 hours of free off-site research per calendar year. Non-Members are subject to Fees.

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Do you offer Digitization Services?

We have completed digitization projects for private use in the past. We currently have 2 Plustek OpticBook A300 flatbed scanners that can scan up to 11″ x 18″ and an Atiz BookDrive Pro
scanner that can do 16.5″ x 24.5″. If you are interested in digitizing your collection contact
Head Librarian Chris Ritter at (717) 534-2082.

Currently our digitized collection is only viewable  here at the library with future plans to make selections viewable online.

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Can I track my vehicles history and find out its previous owners?

If your car has been registered with the AACA then there is a chance that we will be able to
provide you with some information as it applies to AACA member ownership.

Unfortunately we do not have an exclusive database of every cars owner throughout history.  With a VIN number we can generally tell information based on where the car was built and other
vehicle specific details such as original engine, model, etc., but this does not tell us where the car was shipped to for it to be sold.  To find vehicle owner history we would need a paper trail. There have been some cases where a local DMV can offer information.

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Can I borrow materials from the Library?

The AACA Library is a non-lending Library and Research Center.  We do not check out or lend
materials.  The majority of our collection is part of a “closed stack” system to which staff will
retrieve the items you ask for.  However, our collection of reference books is open to the public for personal retrieval and perusal.

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Why must I check my bags at the library desk?

The materials in our collection are very rare and valuable. Many of our holdings are irreplaceable. To avoid accidental losses, purses, handbags, tote bags, briefcases, shopping bags, etc. are not permitted in the AACA Library. Please leave them in your car or check your bag at the desk. Thank you for protecting our collection!

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