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Textiles: Books & e-Books

Useful Shelfmarks

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelfmark number. You'll find the number on the spine of each book. Here is a selection of shelfmarks for subject:

Clothing Industry 338.47687

Knitting 677.02824

Textiles 677

Textile Design 677.022

Specialist Software in the Kimberlin Library

20 new CAD machines can be found on the general study area between the book stock on the 1st and 2nd floor of the library.

(This is in addition to the 12 already in the 2nd floor IT area, and 2 in Eric Wood Learning Zone)

These machines have a range of software including Solidworks 2015.

Click on the link below to see the full list of software available

Other places to find books

Glass Cabinets Collection

Many useful books for Fashion, contains

  • Books of historic value
  • Expensive items
  • Unique/difficult to replace items
  • 'Controversial' books

All items are listed on the Library Catalogue. Can be borrowed but need to complete a pink request card and come back to collect next working day  

Pamphlets and Oversize Books


  • Items too small to fit on the standard shelves
  • On the second floor at the end of the main book sequence
  • 'PAM' in front of the shelfmark on the library catalogue

Oversize Books

  • Items too large for the standard shelves
  • On the second floor after the pamphlets
  • 'L' in front of the shelfmark on the library catalogue

New Books

The Battle for the High Street

Analyses the social and cultural status of high streets in the age of recession and austerity. 

The Modern Embroidery Movement

Explores the arguments presented by pioneering women and their collaborators for embroidery to be considered as art.

Indian Cotton Textiles

Cotton has been at the heart of the Subcontinent's economy for millennia. 

The Art of Sneakers

A unique collection of works from 20 very different creative minds.