The Charlotte Woodworkers Association maintains a library of books and videos related to various aspects of woodworking and is available to current CWA members at our regular monthly meetings. Members in good standing may borrow titles for one month at a time at the rate of $1.00 per month.  Please note that there is a $1.00 late charge for books and videos not returned at the next meeting.  The librarian adds items to the library on a regular basis and in addition, members and other donors frequently contribute books and videos to the library.

Library - WayneThe CWA is in the process of updating our library’s catalog and inventory system and is enhancing the layout by using LibraryThing, which is a web application used for storing catalogs of book and other types of media.  Currently this catalog contains books, CDs and DVDs but we hope to expand it to include project plans in the future. Hopefully, this new format will make it easier for our members to search the CWA library to find the items of interest or just to browse this ever-expanding resource of woodworking materials and check them out at our next meeting.  At this time, only a portion of our existing library has been cataloged in this new system but hopefully, this will be completed soon.

Visit our Library or select one of the randomly selected books below.

The Practical Wood Turner - F. Pain
Jigs & Fixtures for Curvilinear Woodworking - Chris Rowe
The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers - Ron Hock
Mastering Woodworking Machines - Fine Woodworking Wor
Stick Making: A Complete Course - Andrew Jones
Country Furniture: Kitchens and Dining Rooms (Build-it-better-yourself Woodworking Projects) - Nick Engler
Tricks of the Trades: Jigs, Tools and other Labor-Saving Devices (Fine Homebuilding) - Fine Homebuilding
Country Projects for Woodworkers - Woodworkers Journal
Scroll Saw Basics (Basics Series) - Patrick Spielman
Wood Finishing: with Frank Klausz - Frank Klausz
Chairmaking & Design - Jeff Miller
Woodworking Techniques (Essentials of Woodworking) - Editors of Fine Woodworking
The Woodworker's Guide to Furniture Design: The Complete Reference for Building Furniture the Right Size, the Right Proportion and the Right Style - Garth Graves
The Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft - Roy Underhill
Woodworking Book 1 Plane Perfect - Ian J. Kirby
The Woodwright's Apprentice: Twenty Favorite Projects From The Woodwright's Shop - Roy Underhill
Jim Tolpin's Woodworking Wit & Wisdom (Popular Woodworking) - Jim Tolpin
79 Furniture Projects for Every Room H/C - Blandford
Making Jigs and Fixtures: Techniques for Better Woodworking (The Workshop Companion) - Nick Engler
The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director - Thomas Chippendale

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The contents of the CWA library can now be accessed at the link above and can be searched with keywords, e.g. title, author, subject, category, etc. by clicking in the “Search this Library” box in the upper right hand corner.  Wildcard searches may also be used by adding an asterisk (i.e. searching for “finish*” will return results for finish, finishes, finishing, etc.)


(*Note: If the “Search Site” box is used, which is also in the upper right-hand corner, this will produce numerous results from the entire LibraryThing community and not just within the CWA library.  It is recommended to avoid this search feature).  The CWA library can also be browsed and sorted alphabetically by title or author by clicking the header for these columns and sorted numerically by the call number column, which is where the item is physically located in the CWA library.

Clicking a title from the list will provide even more information, and depending on the work, an in-depth description and/or reviews as well as a direct link to in the upper right corner where even more information on that title is available.  Similarly, clicking an author’s name will display more information on that author including additional works, some of which also may also be in the CWA library.

To place a hold on any item, please fill out the form below and make sure to include the title, author, and call number.  You may also use this form to provide any feedback, comments or to contact the librarian: