The University Library will be closed this weekend (June 22 - June 23) because of unexpected HVAC issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Paperback Workshop--Spring, 2014

In April 2014, staff from eight area cultural organizations including libraries and archives attended a one-day paperback repair workshop in the University at Albany Preservation Department .

Peeps in Preservation

On April 14th, 2014, we were startled to discover that peeps had invaded the Preservation Lab.

Special Boxes for Special Collections

Meredith Butler, Dean & Director of Libraries Emerita, has been serving as a volunteer in the Library's Preservation Lab since her retirement in 2005. She specializes in the complex construction of drop spine boxes for the rare vellum-bound books in the Elsevier Collection, housed in the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. The following exhibit illustrates just a few steps the boxmaking process.

Albany High School Blueprints

In July, 2013, University Libraries asked its Preservation Department to assess and flatten eighteen tightly-rolled original blueprints of Albany High School to assist architects in the University's renovation of the recently-acquired building. The following exhibit shows some of the steps taken by Preservation Department staff to prepare these blueprints.