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About the Conservation Lab

The UIUC Library Conservation Laboratory is located on the second floor of the Oak Street Library Facility, 809 South Oak Street, Champaign. The new lab space was completed in 2006 and was funded in part by an outright gift from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a generous gift from the estate of John "Bud" Velde. This facility has allowed for the expansion of the repair and conservation of cloth and leather-bound books; construction of customized, protective enclosures; salvage of wet and moldy materials; and preparation of exhibits.