Is There a Book Doctor in the House?

UT Libraries Hosts Clinic to Repair Damaged Books

From treasured family bibles, beloved children’s storybooks and valuable antique volumes, books hold places of prominence in every home. But a much-loved book often suffers tremendous wear and tear. How can you best mend a book with ripped pages, worn bindings, and broken spines? Ask the Book Doctor!

University of Tennessee Libraries’ annual Book Doctor clinic, featuring preservation librarian Mary Ellen Starmer, will be held on Wednesday, August 30 from 12:30-2:30 pm at the Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library. The clinic is free and open to all. Books needing simple repairs can be repaired on the spot; rare or valuable items with severe damage may be referred to a conservator for specialty work.

The Book Doctor is in:
Wednesday, August 30 12:30-2:30
Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library
A-113 Veterinary Teaching Hospital
University of Tennessee Agriculture Campus

free and open to the public

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Starmer, Preservation Coordinator, at 974-5226

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