Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. Capacity for the study space is 50 people. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

Conservation Referral List

The following companies and individuals specialize in preservation services for books, photographs, and other library and archival materials. Contact the service provider for further details about their range of services and costs. This list is provided as a service of the MSU Libraries' Conservation & Preservation Unit and is not to be construed as an endorsement of any individual company or product, nor does it suggest that these are the only such services available. Names of national conservation vendors and conservation suppliers are also available.

Please contact Eric Alstrom if you have any questions or would like to be added to this list.

Michigan Conservators and Bookbinders

Bohemio Bookbindery
(Book repair; custom binding)
Ann Arbor
(734) 904-3554

Books Bound To Be Used
(Hand-binding; repair; leather; restoration; boxes)
Susan J. Toth
(269) 641-7545

Detroit Institute of Art, Conservation Services Laboratory
(Conservation of art on paper; textile conservation)
5200 Woodward Avenue.
(313) 833-7920
www.dia.org/art/conservation: Opens in a New Tab

J.K. Hickel Bindery
(Binding; restoration; repair; boxes)
(616) 881-6461

Marieka Kaye
(Conservation of books, works on paper, vellum, & papyrus; boxes)
Ann Arbor
(626) 484-3571

Lis Art Conservation and Restoration Services
(Conservation of paintings and frames)
Jennifer Lis
(284) 957-8611


Jean McCormick, Handbookbinder
(Book repair, bookbinding, boxes)
Grand Rapids
(616) 940-0003

Signature Books Arts
(Conservation of books, works on paper, vellum, & maps)
Dianna Samuelson
Ann Arbor
(734) 741-1877

Wiering Books
(Fine binding; restoration)
Vernon Wiering
Grand Rapids
(616) 248-5434
www.wieringbooks.com: Opens in a New Tab

Windy Weather Bindery
​(Boxes and portfolios, photo albums, small editions)
Wendy Withrow
Grand Rapids
(616) 710-1751
http://wwbindery.com: Opens in a New Tab


National Book and Paper Conservation Services

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
(Conservation Services Referral System: "Find a Conservator")
1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
(200) 452-9545
www.conservation-us.org/: Opens in a New Tab

Etherington Conservation Services
(Repair & conservation of books & documents; boxes; encapsulation; preservation photocopy)
7609 Business Park Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409
(800) 444-7534 ​
ecsconservation.com: Opens in a New Tab

Northeast Documents Conservation Center
(Conservation of books & documents; information resource center)
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 470-1010
www.nedcc.org: Opens in a New Tab

Midwest Art Conservation Center 
(Art conservation treatment)
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-3120
www.preserveart.org: Opens in a New Tab

ICA Art Conservation
(Conservation of art objects; preservation consultations)
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 658-8700