Hardcover and paperback books don’t last forever, especially when they are well-loved and fall apart – literally – but don’t despair, the library can put the pieces back together again!
The Technical Services staff assess materials needing repair and utilize three main components: glue, tape, and a helpful machine called Cover One. This machine heats the book glue and helps adhere pages back onto the spine. The machine can also bind materials in-house, transforming loose-leave pages instantly into a bound volume.
Book repair preserves library treasures, saves resources, and returns your favorites back to the shelves (almost) as good as new!
Example of Spine Repair:
Example of In-House Binding: