Amazon.com, PartsGeek.com, The MotorBookstore.com and MaMortorworks.com all have Chilton repair manuals for various Volkswagen Beetle model years, as of 2015. The same retailers have repair and service manuals by Bentley and Haynes, as well as titles covering specialty Beetle mechanical information, including rebuilding the vehicles and hot-rodding Volkswagen engines..
Chilton manuals are generally categorized by model years and engine types. There is one book for the 1949 through 1969 models and another for 1970 through 1981, both air-cooled style. Volkswagen did not import Beetles into the United States from 1982 until its new water-cooled models were released in 1998, which are covered in the 1998 to 2010 model Chilton manual.