Opening hours

Due to the special situation caused by the coronavirus, the textile library will be closed from 17 March 2020 until further notice.


For the duration of the closure period, media from the Textile Library can be ordered by e-mail ( We will arrange a time during which you can collect the books at the entrance of the Textile Museum (from Monday to Friday: 10-12 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.). Unfortunately a postal delivery is not possible.

You can keep borrowed media until the library opens again. During this time, neither recalls will be sent nor will reminder fees be charged.

Current memberships will be extended by 5 weeks.

Unfortunately, we cannot send media by mail.

Interlibrary loans from and to other libraries have been generally discontinued.


Please note that this information is updated on a regular basis.

Wednesday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 12 noon

1. January, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Ascension, 1. August (National Holiday), 1. November (All Saints Day), 24., 25. 26. and 31. December


Terms of use

Open stack media may be borrowed for an annual fee. Exceptions are periodicals and specially marked works and older documents. These may be ordered in advance and viewed in the reading room. The library pass needed for borrowing costs CHF 50 per year for adults. The library pass for students (aged up to 30 years and with valid student ID) and members of the Verein Textilmuseum  is free of charge.

The loan period is one month and may be extended for a maximum of two months. If the borrowed item is not returned even after notice, fees are applicable: 1st and 2nd warning CHF 10 / medium, 3rd warning  CHF 15/medium.

Mailing and inter-library loans of circulating media are possible within Switzerland for a fee of CHF 10.

Textilmuseum St. Gallen
Vadianstrasse 2
CH-9000 St. Gallen

Judith Fuchs

Tel. +41 71 228 00 14