About Us

Preservation Unit 
425 Library, MC-522
UIUC Library
1408 West Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-1626

Conservation Lab 
Oak St. Library Facility
OSLF, 2nd Floor
809 South Oak Street
Mail Code 527
Champaign, IL 61820
217-265-4198

Preservation Guidelines for Circulating Collections


Circulation Guidelines Visual Aid (PDF)

The Preservation Unit has created this handout as a quick Reference Guide for Circulation Desks.  To ensure long-term access to the Library’s collections, items should be regularly assessed for damage.  The first page of this guide provides examples of common patron damage and instructions for how to address those issues.  The second page provides information about other kinds of damage and general care and handling guidelines.  Each circulation desk will have two copies, but you can also print a copy of this file or request another one from the Preservation Unit when needed.

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