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Preservation is a part of Kelvin Smith Library's Scholarly Research and Special Collections Team.  Our purpose is to provide services and support to the SRSC team and to preserve all the collections of the Kelvin Smith Library for as long a time as possible. We support the mission of the library to expand the availability of scholarly content by keeping its materials in good condition so they can be accessed and utilized by the research and learning community. Preservation also educates staff and users of the library in best practices to limit preventable damage to materials, and responds to any disasters affecting books, paper, and other types of media held by the library. We serve as a resourse for the other libraries and institutions of University Circle and the community.

Repair & Restoration

Protective enclosures


Brittle Book Management

Digitized Books

Physical Environment

Disaster Plan


Preservation Education

Emergency Procedures

Links to Other Preservation Departments and Information

Preservation Questions and Answers

Preservation Staff Video: Handling and Shelving Library Materials

Contact Preservation Staff:
Sharlane Gubkin Preservation Officer sxg7@case.edu (216-368-3465)

About Us FAQ

What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.

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