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Collection Services Policy and Procedure Manual: Book Cleaning

General Information

 

 

 

Book Cleaning

 

Suggested Equipment & Supplies:

 

·  White Plastic Eraser (e.g. Magic Rub, Staedtler Mars)

 

·  Dry Cleaning Pad (e.g. Opaline)

 

·  Vacuum

 

·  Soft brush

 

·  Paper towels

 

Procedure:

 

1. If there are grease-like marks in the book try absorbing by interleaving the book with paper towels and closing the book. If that is unsuccessful, try sprinkling the contents of a dry cleaning pad on the marks. Let sit for awhile, then brush dust away.

 

2. Using the vacuum and a soft brush, gently brush and vacuum book. Always brush away from the gutter of the book to the edge.

 

3. Shake the contents of a dry cleaning pad over the dirty page and using your finger tips very gently and lightly rub the pad dust over the page in a circular manner. CAUTION: BRITTLE PAPER is weak and may break if erasing is attempted.

 

4. Brush away the dry cleaning pad dust and dirt very lightly with a soft brush. Vacuum the book.

 

5. Erase pencil marks using the plastic eraser. Stroke with the eraser in a forward motion towards the page edge. Brush away eraser dust and dirt very lightly with a soft brush. Vacuum the book.

 

NOTE: INK and HIGHLIGHTER marks cannot be removed.

 

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The library cleans books as they are found.  We do not have a regular schedule for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

800 N. Harvey Oklahoma City, OK 73102 405.208.5271