Storing Books | Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)Skip to main content. Dear Donia, Is it safe to store books in plastic wrap? I am relatively new at my job at a small non-profit organization as the Head Librarian. There are two parts to the collection; one being a standard circulating collection and the other a collection of 19th Century books that need to be cataloged and processed for storage. Having worked as a public librarian for 15 years before taking this position, I'm well versed in handling the standard, circulating collection. However, the preservation of the 19th century books has me a bit at sea.
How to Make a Book Cover
When a Plastic-Free Book is Covered in Plastic
When you write a book called Plastic-Free , and your publisher strives to create the book without any plastic materials , you might expect the book will be offered to the public without plastic. But expect the unexpected. Logic does not always prevail. The other situation is more understandable. One of my Australian readers emailed me to say that my book had been delivered to the bookstore his mom manages completely shrink-wrapped in plastic. He even sent me a photo:. After a bit of freaking out on my part and research on the part of his mom and my publisher , we learned that the Australian distributor had shrink wrapped all 80 copies after receiving them, in an effort to protect them from… what?
Thank you Peter for joining me. I'm thankful that our climate doesn't require that we cover books; if I started now I'd never finish. It's an excellent idea though. I don't really know much about plastic covers that's why I've completely shunned the idea of covering my books. And personally, I really like the feeling of paper even in book covers. I will try this gauge 8 thing though. I do have a few of my books plastic-covered but they were the ones which were borrowed by my friends.
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Plastic Library Covers
Cut a piece of thick, clear plastic to create a durable cover that will protect your book from wear and tear. Use clear contact paper to make a skintight book jacket, but be careful—the additional adhesive is more likely to rip the cover of your book if you remove it. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Together, they cited information from 24 references. Categories: Covering Books. The wikiHow Video Team also followed the article's instructions and validated that they work. Learn more
Want to save wear and tear on your favorite new paperback book? Have an older paperback that needs some TLC? Protect your investment for years to come by making a protective cover for your paperback book. A clear plastic "book film" can keep your books in pristine condition while allowing you to view their covers with ease. To create this article, 29 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Together, they cited 6 references.