Books and eBooks

Find Books or eBooks in the Library Catalog

The following subject headings are suggested for beginning your search. Use the drop down menu to change your search from Keyword to Subject Browse. Try entering the following subject terms to find books on fashion.

 Library Catalog Subject Browse:      



Clothing Trade

                                    Textile Industry

                                    Clothing and Dress



On your results list, you may see Electronic Books mixed in with records for printed books in the library.  eBooks or Electronic books are listed in the Library Catalog, but these titles are actually part of a subscription database, EBSCOhost (eBook Collection).

 How to access EBSCOhost:

  •  From the Library Catalog, click on the eBook title to view the complete catalog record, then click on the Linked Resource to enter EBSCOhost. 
  • From the Library homepage, to access eBooks go to the Find Articles link found on the homepage. Select EBSCOhost Service--> EBSCOhost Web--> eBook Collection.  As with all of the subscription databases, if you're off campus, you need to enter the login.  Get the logins from the Reference Librarian in person or, during library hours, through Ask a Librarian (currently enrolled students only).

Circulating Books

Fashion books in this category are usually marked “Books 2nd floor” or “Oversize 2nd floor", but can also include "New Books" and "Bestsellers". Circulating books can be checked out for two weeks, unless otherwise noted on the book, and may be renewed twice.  For more information on library policies, please see Borrowing.


   Oversize   GT510.B6713       20,000 Years of Fashion: the History of Costume and Personal Adornment  / Francois Boucher.

   HD9850.5 .G35 2002          Textile Book/ Colin Gale and Jasbir Kaur.


  HD9940.U42 D525 2003    Inside the Fashion Business / Kitty G. Dickerson.

 Reserve Books

 Reserve Books are materials that instructors have put in the library for student use.  They are located behind the Reserve counter on the 1st floor. There are many books on fashion and historical costumes that can be checked out for short-term loan, usually for two hours or overnight.