Hmm -- Ithought this model had no meter on/off switch -- you need to put the lens cap on to effectively cease its functioning. (Of course, light still comes in through the eyepiece.) I really don't think you'll need any sort of instruction book at all, if you're at all familiar with cameras of this vintage.
If I recall correctly, this only has speeds to 1/500 -- not a big deal, generally. A nice camera, especially for that price! Go to the Canon Camera Museum for a brief description: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/f_camera.html