Consumer protection, product reviews.
- Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook
IN-LIBRARY USE ONLY Ratingsw of local auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, doctors, dentists, carpet cleaners and more. Nonprofit, no advertising.
Reviews and news on consumer electronics.
- Consumer Search
Complete analysis of important product trends and developments
- Get Human
Get phone numbers, customer service shortcuts, reviews & tips for companies worldwide
- Retrevo Electronics
Retrevo helps electronics shoppers decide what to buy, when to buy, and where to buy it.
Consumer Report is available on Zinio
Most branches carry the print versions of Consumer Reports, Kelley Blue Book, Edmund's new & used car and truck guides, Bay Area Consumers CheckBook and other resources for product and service comparisons. Some of this information can also be obtained on the Internet.
General Questions and Complaints
- California Department of Consumer Affairs
Find out what department or agency to contact for consumer information or filing a complaint.
- Consumer Action
Consumer Action advances your rights, refers consumers to complaint-handling agencies, publishes educational materials in multiple languages, advocates for consumers and compares prices on credit cards, bank accounts and long distance services.