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Library Preservation: Storage Environment

General Recommendations

Generally, if you are comfortable, then your books are probably in a safe environment.  Below 70 degrees Fahrenheit and below 50% Relative Humidity is a good benchmark.


Your key goal is a stable environment where mold is unlikely to thrive.  Mold is one of the most difficult and expensive issues to trreat in a library collection. MAintaining a mold-inhibiting environment is one of the most important things you can do to preserve your library collections.

Useful Links on Proper Storage Environments