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The Lace Guild Library

The Lace Guild has an extensive library of lace and related books.

Members in the UK can borrow items from the Guild library either by personal visit to The Hollies or by post. 

For postal lending, members are required to pay postage both ways and the outward cost is marked on the package. Please send a refund of outward postage when returning items. Stamps are preferred. Cheques are acceptable only for larger amounts as they are expensive to process.


Requests can be made by letter, telephone or email to the librarian at


Items are usually loaned for two calendar months, and can be renewed unless requested by another member. The date on the label is a filing date so do not be concerned if it is not a working day. Prompt return of loan items is appreciated. The library list is updated annually in time for the AGM so please enquire about items not listed.

Some library items cannot be borrowed because of their value. These can only be viewed by visiting The Hollies.


The Lace Guild often receives gifts and bequests of lacemaking books, most of which are sold to allow new purchases for the library.  

Updated July 2023

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