Books on Reserve are held at the 4th floor service desk in Alden. You can check them out for use in the library for 2 hours at a time. Yes, you can copy or scan pages.
Encyclopedia of Textiles
Call Number: Ts1309 j47 On Reserve
Publication Date: 1992
Includes some info in the "description" and "care" sections that will help with labs. Some longer articles and B&W graphics.
(No update is avail for this old standard. )
Forensic Examination of Fibres
Call Number: HV8077.5.C6 F67 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Another deep source. The first chaper, "Classification of Textiles" includes some of the kinds of details you might need for labs.
Identification of Textile Fibres
Call Number: TS 1540 .I34
Publication Date: 2009
Very good source for characteristics of fibers, but you must use the index! Instead of laying out the data in tables, etc., this is a set of articles describing identification techniques.
Profiling Fabrics: Properties, Performance and Construction Techniques
Call Number: TS 1765 G4 on Reserve, 4th Floor Alden
Publication Date: 1981
Each fabric described with weight, hand, performance, drape, what needles and threads to use. B & Wh photos of samples show fabric gathered and draped. Sadly,this has not been updated, but it offers unique info for the standard fabrics.
Call Number: TS1446 .K33 1998
Publication Date: 1997
Probably the easiest to use for fiber characteristics, the first few chapters of this text have charts and numbers that will help with labs.
Required for lab reports.