Here are some recent purchases related to textiles and/or fibers!
If you browse the general collection in the following sections, you'll likely run across some useful and interesting books related to textiles and/or fibers:
NK – Decorative arts
NK 2775-2898 – Rugs and carpets
NK 2975-3049 – Tapestries
NK 3175-3296.3 – Upholstery. Drapery
NK 4700-4890 – Costume
NK 8800-9505.5 – Textiles
GT – Costume. Dress. Fashion
TP – Chemical Technology
TP 890-933 - Textile bleaching, dyeing, printing, etc.
TS – Manufactures
TS 940-1047 – Leather industries. Tanning
TS 1060-1070 – Furs
TS 1300-1865 – Textile industries
TT – Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
TT 490 – 695 – Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring
TT 697-927 – Home arts. Homecrafts (including sewing, embroidery, decorative crafts)
Click here to get a more thorough description of all the call numbers.
Here's a quick guide on how to read call numbers in our library (and most other academic libraries).
The first line is read in alphabetical order.
Read the second line in numerical order.
The third line is tricky. Read the letter in alphabetical order then the number as a decimal.
Sometimes the fourth line will look like this and you read it exactly like the other line.
When you see a line near the bottom that looks like a year, it is a year! This goes in numerical order.
You could think of a call number like a detailed address in reverse: planet, country, state, city, street, street number. Each line helps you narrow down the book's exact location!