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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Book Mending

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/services/preservation/book.html

Book Mending at Memorial Library Includes:

Procedures:

  • Spine lettering correction
  • Loose cover or hinge
  • Torn pages
  • Missed pages replaced
  • Rebuild broke corners
  • Endsheet replacement
  • Japanese paper repair
  • Pamphlet binding sewing
  • New Spine
  • Encapsulation
  • Wide spine pocket binders
  • Recasing
  • Map Pocket
  • Bindfast gluing
  • Stabilize wet or moldy books

Equipment:

  • ·         Book Press
  • ·         Board Shears
  • ·         Challenge Paper Drilling Machine
  • ·         Kwik Print
  • ·         Saddle Stapler
  • ·         Corner Rounder

Supplies:

Paper Products

  • Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Unbuffered Paper(various thickness)
  • Japanese Papers
  • Board
  • Blotter Paper
  • Interleaving Paper

Plastic Products

  • Erasers
  • Mylar
  • Gloves
  • Bone folders

Adhesives

  • Methyl Cellulose
  • PVA(Polyvinyl Acetate) Glue
  • Wheat Starch Paste
  • Archival Quality Repair Tape
  • Filmoplast P
  • 3M Brand Double Sided Tape

Other

  • Metal Rulers(various sizes)
  • Awls
  • Sewing Needles
  • Waxed Thread
  • Knitting Needles(various sizes)
  • Cutting Board
  • Bone Folders
  • Spatulas
  • Bull Dog Clips
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Apron
  • Brushes(various types and sizes)
  • Cutting Blades (Xacto Knives, Cutting Knives, etc,)
  • T-square
  • Cotton Ties/Rubber Bands
  • Dry Cleaning Pads
  • Cutting Shears/Scissors

Revised 10.10.2016 J.Dalbey