Complex Weavers maintains a library that strives to collect representative material from its study group exchanges, exhibitions, and publications as well as a collection of books, magazines and periodicals, member publications and copies of pre-copyrighted material.  The primary focus of the library is, of course, weaving but material on spinning, dyeing, kumihimo, exposition booklets, and historically related publications are also found.  The library currently contains over eighteen hundred books plus several hundred more magazines.  It is accessible to any active member for the cost of postage plus a one dollar donation to help maintain the library.  The books are cataloged online on Library Thing and may be searched without having to be a member of Library Thing.

How to Borrow from the Library

1. Once you have determined what book you are looking for or would like to borrow you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page to submit your request. (Click here to browse the Library Thing listing.)

2. Wait for the Librarian to get back to you before taking the next step. (This is important. Be patient, or you’ll make the Librarian’s job harder.)

3. Follow the Librarian’s instructions for payment, then wait by your mailbox — your books will be on their way to you!

4. The material may be kept for 30 days and may be retained for another 30 days by renewing as long as no one else has requested the material.

5. The material is returned in the same manner as received.  We request that tracking be used on all packages.

6. The borrower is responsible for the replacement cost of any missing books and will be charged repair costs for damaged books.  Failure to return books promptly and in good condition may result in loss of library privileges.

7. Some fragile books no longer under copyright are circulated as copies.  The borrower is expected to abide by all copyright regulations in the use of the library material.  Books no longer under copyright may be copied as long as care is taken to preserve the integrity of the book.  A page or two for personal use is permitted.

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