American Univesity of Beirut

Techniques Conservation & Preservation Section

​Simple Book Repairs:

  • ​Cleaning pages
  • Tightening/repairing damaged hinges
  •  Mending bookcase corners
  • Mending paper tears, cuts, and losses

Intermediate Book Repairs:

  • ​Tipping-in and hinging-in detached pages
  • Replacing damaged or missing pages
  • Recasing text blocks

Advanced Book Repairs:

  • ​Repairing the spine head or tail
  • Rebacking case bound books
  • Repairing/reattaching damaged or separated folios or signatures
  • Treating and repairing Endpaper
  •  Resewing damaged text blocks


  • Creating acid-free, custom-designed archival storage containers:
    • ​Boxes
    • Portfolios
    • Folders
    • ​Files

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