Explore the Preservation Lab in Public Open House

Written by Jessica Ebert, Sr. Conservation & Photographic Documentation Specialist, The Preservation Lab

Join the Preservation Lab on Thursday, May 4 from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate ALA’s Preservation Week. Their annual Open House is open to the public and gives visitors an insight into what the Preservation Lab does to serve the collections and communities of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library and University of Cincinnati Libraries. This year they will be sharing some of their favorite projects, treatments, and equipment. There will also be some fun keepsakes and activities for visitors, including the chance to win a handmade book!

The Preservation Lab is a collaboration between the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library and the University of Cincinnati. The Lab is a jointly staffed and funded hybrid book & paper lab, treating both circulating collections and special collections from both institutions. Come meet our staff, learn about conservation, and have some fun in the process.

The Lab is located on the University of Cincinnati's main campus on the 300 level of Langsam Library, 2911 Woodside Drive. You can find information about parking on campus, both metered and garage parking, on UC’s website. Woodside Garage and Campus Green Garage are the garages closest to Langsam Library. There will be signs directing visitors to the Lab’s floor from main level of Langsam Library (400 level).

To learn more about the Lab, subscribe to the Preservation Lab’s blog and follow them on Instagram @thepreservationlab. You can also subscribe to the Lab’s YouTube channel.