Preserving Treasures After a Disaster (Preservation, Library of Congress) | The Future Librarian |

The preservation procedures described here have been used by the Library of Congress in the care of its collections and are considered suitable by the Library as described.


Here are guidelines for protecting and preserving your own personal collections and family treasures including how to locate, store, and insure your collection.  For emergency drying procedures for water damaged collections, read more here:


To know more about disaster response, the American Library Association has created a library fact sheet that provides a selective resource for libraries of all sizes and types. It contains information on organizations that can provide disaster assistance; disaster recovery resources available online; and a bibliography of print resources (some with accompanying audiovisual CD-ROM or DVD).  View ALA Library Fact Sheet No. 10 on Disaster Response: A Selected Annotated Bibliography here: