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Library

Our library collection includes over 1,600 books and a few

DVDs. In addition, we maintain current magazine

subscriptions to: Handwoven; Journal for Weavers,

Spinners and Dyers; Ply; Selvedge; Shuttle,

Spindle & Dyepot; Spin-off; VAV; Yarn, and Yarnologie.
 

All of these subscriptions are received as print copies

that may be borrowed. Electronic copies of selected titles

are emailed to members.
 

We also hold incomplete print sets of Australian

Handspinner and Weaver; Complex Weavers Journal; Felt;

Interweave Knits, and Knitters.
 

Our major collecting areas are handspinning, loom and

off-loom weaving, tapestry weaving, and rug-making. The minor collecting areas are (in alphabetical order) basketry, dyeing, feltmaking, knitting, and textiles in general.

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How to use the catalogue

The catalogue is online at the Library Thing website.This is a database listing the classified items in our library. The usual style setting for the catalogue is Member which lists the call number, a cover photo, keyword tags, title and author for each item.

 

The catalogue may be searched by author, title, keyword or Dewey Decimal number. Type a word or words into the box labelled Search this library located at the upper right of the screen, then click Search.

The results will indicate what items meet your search criteria. The catalogue is a listing only -- it does not and cannot include circulation information.

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How to borrow
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The library is available whenever our rooms are open to members. The library is closed to visitors during scheduled workshop sessions. Timetables for our many interest groups and meeting dates may be found in our calendar or on our Facebook and Instagram feeds.
 

Our library is self-service and runs on the honour system. When the library is open, members may borrow up to four (4) items for a one-month period with an additional one-month renewal possible (except for new items which may not be renewed) but only two (2) of these may be books or DVDs.
 

The maximum number of loans that a borrower may have checked out at any one time is:

  • 2 books/DVDs and 2 magazines, OR

  • 1 book/DVD and 3 magazines, OR

  • 4 magazines

 

To borrow, please clearly write your name and the day’s date on the card inside each item and put the card(s) in the orange box on the library desk. Returned materials should be placed in the blue box for library staff to card and shelve.

The library has been managed by a qualified librarian since 1989. The CSW committee sets an annual budget and members may suggest items of interest. To contact the librarian email cswlibrarian@gmail.com.

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