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Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library

Our library offers books, magazines, and media materials from many different member organizations, purchases, and donations! As a Textile Center or affiliated guild member, you may check out any of the materials in the collection.

Please note: many of the back issue magazines are in a climate-controlled storage unit temporarily, in order to make room for all of our books.

COVID-19 Update: The library is now open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11 am – 3 pm for in-person book browsing and checkout with the librarian. We will continue offering online reservations of books below.


  • STEP ONE: Search our online catalog here

  • STEP TWO: Fill out the reservation form on this page below

    • Request up to five books at a time.

    • We will contact you with curbside pickup instructions once your books are ready.


  • Curbside days and times for returning library books are as follows: Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm.

  • Pull up in front of Textile Center on University Ave SE. Bring you book return to the front door, or call 612-436-0464, and provide the Shop staff with your name and let them know you are there to return your book(s). Be sure the items you are returning are in a bag with your name on it. A staff member will come out to your car to grab your bag. Thanks!

  • You can also come inside to Textile Center Shop to return your books (or the Library when it is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays).



Textile Center Library Online Reservations

You must be a Textile Center or an affiliated guild member in order to check out a book.

Not a member? Join here.

You may request up to five books below. Please enter the book title, author name, and call number.

(Example -- Title: Poetic Cloth; Author: Hannah Lamb; Call Number: TT 778 .C66 L36 2019)