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

Public Engagement

Public Engagement

This page is under construction.

Workshops

Preservation and Conservation offer a variety of workshops both to our library staff as well as the public.  Click on the link, above, for a current listing of available workshops.

Tours

Tours of the conservation lab can be arranged for small groups from any organization or the general public.  We recommend that tours be scheduled for at least 45 minutes to allow time to see all the specializations in our lab.  For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact the Head of Conservation directly.

Preservation Emporium

Preservation and Conservation have participated in the University of Illinois' Preservation Emporium since its inception by the Preservation Working Group in 2006.  This informational event, held at the Spurlock Museum, welcomes visitors to meet and talk with preservation specialists whose expertise ranges from antiquities to modern digital media. Have you ever wondered how to preserve that old film of family memories or take care of Grandma’s quilt? Bring your small, hand-held items to the Museum or come with images of larger items and have your preservation questions answered by the presenting experts.

Home Movie Day

Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide, including Urbana-Champaign.  The Library's Preservation and Conservation units, in collaboration with the Preservation Working Group have hosted Home Movie Days annually since 2006 and biannually since 2010.  Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors' in turn. It's a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.