a community-built craft library
The Craft Resource Library provides books, magazines, and directories— even DVDs and VHS’— on craft techniques, history, theory, and perspectives for the master craftsperson and the beginner alike. Members of the craft arts community have donated nearly 2000 titles for the public to enjoy at the Craft Council of BC’s Resource Library.
The public are welcome to drop by on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am-5pm to browse, read, and do research in our physical library space upstairs above our Granville Island shop and gallery. Craft Council of BC members get the benefit of borrowing items for a few weeks at a time! Our entire library collection is also available for you to view at anytime online.
If stairs are a barrier for you, we are happy to bring items down for you to browse through, that reflect what you are interested in. We can also photocopy and email short passages from library items or provide recommendations for those who do not live in the Vancouver region.
browse the resource library online
how can you donate?
We are currently looking for books, magazines, and catalogues on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) and queer craft, as well as BIPOC and queer craft theory/perspectives.
We are also accepting library materials relating to glass, metalsmithing, jewellery making, woodworking, felting, computer assisted design (3d printing, laser cutting, design programming), pottery, and paper crafts (paper-based arts, printmaking). We kindly ask that books, magazines, and catalogues which do not fit this description be left out of this round of donations.
To set up a time to drop off donations, please email us at library[at]craftcouncilbc.ca with the subject line “Library Donations”