The primary mission of the Preservation Lab is to preserve and conserve the collections of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati Libraries.  Information and examples of treatments for our parent institutions can be found at our Preservation Lab Treatment Documentation website.

The Preservation Lab’s secondary mission is to provide preservation consultation and conservation treatments to cultural heritage institutions that lack the resources or expertise within their organizations. Fees generated from this service assist with the Lab’s long-term sustainability.