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. Visits must currently be booked in accordance with COVID-19 arrangements via our Visit Us page.
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. Volunteers will be adding these books to our on-line shop when Covid-19 allows us to get back to The Hollies and we have sufficient time.