Virtual TO Library Tour: Textile Library

Visit your local special libraries!

A little while ago I was able to go on a tour with the OLA Special Libraries Committee, organized by Zack Osborne. This was part of my ongoing mission to visit special collections in the city.

For me, this was a unique opportunity to visit the Textile Museum of Canada (I had no idea there was such a thing!) and the H.N. Pullar Library.

The Pullar Library was founded, in part, with a collection of books belonging to Hubert Norman Pullar, a diplomat from Allan, Scotland. After being posted everywhere from Finland to Turkey to Chicago, Pullar retired to Sussex where he took an interest in haunting carpet shops. The library then filled up with unsolicited donations, growing to the library that it is today.

The H.N. Pullar Library is a library of literature on textiles and textile history. The collection is mainly used by the researchers…

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