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Policies and Procedures

Wayne G. Basler Library Policy and Procedures

Preservation/Repair of Materials

The Wayne G. Basler Library makes every effort to keep library materials in good repair.  Torn or missing pages are repaired or replaced as quickly as possible in keeping with sound preservation principles.  Worn book covers and loose blocks are also repaired in keeping with sound preservation principles. If a book or periodical is too badly damaged to repair on site, a decision is made whether to rebind, replace, or discard the item.  The decision is primarily based on factors such as the extent of the damage, the amount of use of the item, and the item’s importance to the collection.