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Fashion Guide: Books & eBooks

Tips for our fashionistas

Finding books

Library books are organised by call numbers on the spine of the books. Use the Library Catalogue to see if the item is available in the library.
Useful call numbers for Fashion include the following:

  • 391-Costume
  • 391.42- Corsets and Underwear
  • 646 .4072- Pattern Cutting
  • 741.672- Fashion Drawing
  • 746- Textiles
  • 746.22- Lace
  • 746.43- Knitwear
  • 746.92- Fashion Designers

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Finding eBooks

LIT Library provides access to thousands of eBooks in many subject areas. Our eBook are available on different platforms: EBSCO, Ebook Central and ScienceDirect. You can access eBooks wherever and whenever you need them.

Explore eBook Collections guide to learn how to find and use eBooks.

How do I find book on a particular topic?

To find books and other items in the Library, search the Library Catalogue

  • Just type in one or two words that describe your topic
  • Do not type in your essay title - just pick out the important words (keywords) and use those

If your search retrieves too many results, look at the Refine your search options on the left of the screen to narrow your results.

You can apply multiple limits if you wish to get very specific results - select and apply each one in turn.

Open Access eBooks

Selection from our wide range of Fashion Books

Borrowing and loan periods



  • Undergraduate – 7 items
  • Postgraduate – 9 items
  • Staff – 12 items

Loan periods

  • Main stack – 2 weeks (Postgraduate – 3 weeks, Staff – 4 weeks)
  • Short loan – 3 days
  • Reserve loan – 2 hours



  • Off-campus access to our electronic resources is available 24/7. Log on with your student number and password
  • If the item you are searching for is unavailable at LIT Library, try our inter library loans service. We may be able to borrow the books or journal articles that you want from another library for you. Request forms are available online or at the library desk.

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