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Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College

Step 4.2: Ready to Use (Handling)

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Careful handling of materials is essential in order to maintain their long-term preservation. The Reading Room Guidelines and tools like gloves and book pillows allow materials to remain in good condition while they are being used.

Left: A copy of St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton on a book pillow with a selection of book weights to hold pages open safely while patrons take notes.

Right: White gloves are used to keep fingerprints and residues from damaging photographs.

Step 4.2: Ready to Use (Handling)