Online Catalog

Our Online Catalog is separated into 3 categories. The bulk of our collection resides in the Automotive Literature section that holds Manufacturer Specific items such as sales literature, owner’s manuals, photos, and more. We also have separate catalogs for our Books and Media collections. While our online catalog contains a vast array of objects, it does not show everything. Some items are not cataloged online, including; Shop Manuals, Parts Catalogs, Periodicals, as well as our collection of item specific Flat Files. The Flat Files contain a wide variety of automotive subjects such as safety, tools, racing, coach builders, and much more.

Here is our Expandable List of our Flat File Collection.
Here is a Searchable PDF of our Flat File Collection.
Press CTRL+F to Launch the Search Bar Inside the PDF.
Here is our List of 16mm films that are not in our online catalog.
Here is our List of VHS tapes that are not in our online catalog.
Here is our List of Periodicals.

Below you will find links to each separate catalog with tips on how to search them. To search in a different catalog while already conducting a search, simply click the “Select Catalog” link at the top of any page and choose your destination.
Items marked with * will be your best options for searching our catalogs.

Automotive Literature

Sales literature, brochures, owner’s manuals, dealership items, photos, and much more.
Keyword Search* – Searches the Description and Title
Marque/Author* – Searches the manufacturer (Ford/Studebaker/etc.)
Subject – Searches the Type of Object (sales literature/catalog/etc)
Item Control Number – Searches for a distinct catalog entry number
Title – Searches for an EXACT title match

Automotive Reference Books

Reference books, automotive related fiction, technical books, and marque specific books.
Keyword Search* – Searches the Description and Title
Marque/Author* – Searches for the Author
Subject – Searches the Subject Headings and Topics (Book)
Item Control Number – Searches for a distinct catalog entry number
Title – Searches for an EXACT title match

Automotive Media (VHS/DVD)

Automotive VHS and DVD listings.
Keyword Search* – Searches the Description and Title
Marque/Author* – Searches the Manufacturer, Person, or Organization that produced the item
Subject – Searches the Type of Object (VHS/DVD)
Item Control Number – Searches for a distinct catalog entry number
Title – Searches for an EXACT title match

If you find something in the catalog listing that you would like to have copied, please fill out the Research Request form and either email or mail it to us.  We will then let you know the cost to copy the item(s) and if we have other material on your car.

This is an exciting time for the AACA Library and all donations to the library are greatly appreciated.  Questions may be directed to Head Librarian Chris Ritter via email or by phone at (717) 534-2082.

Donations may be sent to the AACA Library, 501 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA  17033.