Preservation Area

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Preservation Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library supports the Library's mission by offering the following services for Library materials in order to ensure longevity and usability to the Library's collections:

  • Binding
  • Mending
  • Collection Maintenance
  • Preservation Issues and Education
  • Disaster Preparedness and Planning
  • Collection Development
  • Music Binding

Memorial Library does not provide preservation services for non-Library materials. For personal binding and preservation needs, please see the below resources:

To learn more about Preservation training at the MNSU Memorial Library:

If you find a damp or wet book in the Library collection, please bring it to the Preservation Department immediately; if it is on the weekend or in the evening, place the book in the freezer, and contact the Preservation Department.

Please refer to these articles for more information:
The Air Drying of Wet Books
The Air Drying of Wet Files and Sheets

Other Preservation / Conservaton Sites