Though MSU Libraries remain closed to the public due to COVID-19, we are preparing to welcome students this fall, and we are working on changes inside our Library to welcome people safely. Our goal is to reopen to the public August 24. Until then (and after), we will continue to offer virtual services. Many resources remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for specific Library resources. Reference services are still available via chat and phone. We do have temporary policies for returning/renewing material.
Conservation & Preservation Unit
The Conservation & Preservation Unit plans, oversees and coordinates a comprehensive preservation program for the care of the MSU Libraries' collections to ensure their continued use and access.
The Conservation & Preservation Unit contains the following units:
- Preservation Office
- Florence G. Wallace Conservation Lab
- Binding Preparation
- Disaster Recovery Committee
Services and activities in the preservation program include:
- conservation of books, maps and other paper-based items
- disaster preparedness planning and response
- environmental monitoring
- staff and user education
The preservation program also works with the Digital Information Division: Opens in a New Tab to coordinate preservation activities with the Libraries' digital collection.
Information for the MSU Community and the wider community:
- Where can I get my old books repaired: Conservation Referral List
- Answers to your preservation questions: Conservation FAQs
- Ask the conservator a question about your books or family heirlooms: Public Queries
- Are you a student interested in libraries, old books and how to fix them: Student Employment and Internships
- How did the MSU Libraries' preservation program start: History of Preservation at MSU Libraries