YUL Conservation & Exhibition Services provides comprehensive program of services designed to maximize the utility of Library collection materials. The focus on the work of Conservation and Exhibition Services is first and foremost to maintain materials in their original formats– paper documents, prints and manuscript books, photographs, prints and drawings, maps, music scores and many other objects.
The program includes both conservation treatments on individual items and re-housing of items or collections into protective enclosures or boxes. There are dedicated staff and laboratory facilities for general collections (circulating and reference materials) and special collections (rare books, archives, and other unique non-circulating materials).
YUL Conservation and Exhibition Services does not provide services for objects or collections that are not part the Yale University Library’s collections. We can provide some basic advice to individuals seeking conservation expertise or treatment. Our Library Guide, Preserving Your Personal Collections, offers information about storing, displaying and taking care of a variety of objects. There are also links to other resources like the American Institute for Conservation, which can help private collectors find and work with a conservator.