As you look at the treatment pages, you will see examples of all the various types of techniques used to conserve these books. They range from the very simple to the extremely complex. A short description each major category is given, but detailed instructions are not; that is beyond the scope of this exhibit. However, the viewer will be able to appreciate the care and skill which goes into all conservation work, and that each book takes time to treat and each book is treated individually. What you see is the result of nearly two years of work. And please keep in mind this is only a small percentage of the books in the library which will some day need conservation work.

Minor Repairs (Corners, Hinges and Caps)

Paper Repairs

Rebacks (Cloth and Leather)



Cleaning and Washing

Deacidification and Acidic Paper

Full Treatments