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From Technical Services — Book Repair

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:

 

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