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General Collections Care for Staff: Home

This guide will assist library staff in the proper care and handling of library materials.
3.5 Mil Books & Journals on Shelves


Cultivating Awareness

All staff should be aware of books as physical objects. Handling by staff directly affects the useful life of library materials.

Damage to books is cumulative. Repeated poor handling can hasten the necessity for repair or replacement.

Handling by library staff should never compromise book structures, book life, or interfere with the preservation of the items and the accessibility of the information they contain.


Making What Is Good Better