Textile Center Pat O’Connor’s Library collection includes more than 30,000 textile books, magazines, publications and media material collected from Member Organizations, Textile Center purchases, and donations. The materials are available for checkout to Textile Center members and those Member Organizations who participate in library membership.


Check Out & Return Policy

Members may check out up to 10 items for 35 days.

You may always email ( for help with:

            Renewing books

            Finding your patron number and password

            How to reserve books online

            How to find information about your account

Members may return books in the Book Box outside of the library, or give them to the librarian or volunteer when they are in the library.



Librarian hours: Monday (9 am – 1 pm), Tuesday (9 am – 4 pm), Thursday (9 am – 1 pm), and Friday (9 am – 1 pm)

Volunteer hours: Monday (5 pm – 7 pm), Tuesday (5 pm – 7 pm), Wednesday (10 am – 1 pm & 5 pm – 7 pm), Thursday (5 pm – 7 pm), and Saturday (noon – 4 pm)

*If there is no librarian or volunteer in the library, members may take books to the Textile Center Gift Shop. The Gift Shop Associates will check out the materials for you.


If you are outside of the Metro Area

If you are a member living outside of the Twin Cities area, you may check out books by mail. The member is responsible for shipping costs both ways. To request an item to be mailed to you, contact the librarian at (