We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.

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Preservation Week 2013

April 21-27 is Preservation Week 2013!  Every day, the Library works hard to preserve and protect our many treasures and resources—such as books, rare manuscripts, historical artifacts, audio and visual materials, digital assets and much more.  But it is not just the Library’s collections that need preservation; your own treasures and resources contribute to intellectual and historical culture.  Here are a few suggestions to help keep your stuff safe for the future:

  • Handle your books gently and with clean hands.
  • Back up your data routinely and with more than one copy.
  • Protect your photographs from too much light.
  • Store your family’s documents in clean places.

Want to learn more about Preservation Week and what we’re doing here at the Library?  Visit library.georgetown.edu/preservation and atyourlibrary.org/passiton.