David L. Rice Library


Book Binding and Repairs


Library staff maximize the life expectancy and utility of the Library's collection by:

  • Maintaining proper environmental conditions and security
  • Performing appropriate repair, reinforcement, using stable materials of long life-expectancy and high utility
  • Ensuring access through accurate database work and labeling
  • Responding effectively to emergencies


Minimal repairs (i.e. torn spines, loose/broken hinges, a loose page, etc.) are made to damaged library materials. All other repairs are sent to a commercial bindery.