Preservation Services

The Harvard Library holds the largest academic library collection in the world, and the age and vulnerability of its vast holdings vary widely. The Harvard Library Preservation Program comprises state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff committed to ensuring that library materials remain secure and usable for contemporary and future scholars by employing a variety of strategies for conserving materials, digitizing collections, preserving library content in digital formats, and providing robust education and outreach programs.

Upcoming Events

March 7, 2018, 12:30-1:30pm. Vibration Science for Cultural Heritage conference review. 90 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, Rm 021.

April 12, 2018, 3:00-5:00pm. Weissman Preservation Center Open House. 90 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, WPC Lab. The Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library’s special collections conservation lab, will offer an open house for the Harvard community. Meet preservation staff members who will showcase current conservation treatments and activities. See how science and art work together to preserve the library’s treasures. No RSVP needed.


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