8:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday
The E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab gives frequent tours and workshops. For more information, please contact the Associate Dean for Technical Services and Preservation, Mechael Charbonneau.
The E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory is located at 2850 East Discovery Parkway, Bloomington, IN 47408:
If you are traveling via automobile from the Herman B Wells Library,drive East on 10th Street towards the IN 45/46 Bypass. Cross over 45/46 and continue to the stop light at the intersection of 10th Street and East Discovery Parkway (to your left) / Pete Ellis Drive (to your right). Turn left onto East Discovery Parkway and follow the road past the curve to the left. The Preservation Lab is located in the Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility. Indiana University staff and student permit parking, two visitor's spaces, and handicapped parking are available.
#6 and #9 Campus buses stop on 10th Street near our location. Approximately 5 minutes additional walking is required.
Enter the front door into the vestibule. On the wall to your the left there is a phone to ring into the work areas. Select the button marked "Preservation" then press the "Call" button to ring the Preservation Lab. A staff member will meet you at the door.
Mechael Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services and Preservation
Our main number is 812-856-0991
There are four sub-units in the Preservation Lab:
General Collections Conservation
The Preservation Lab is approximately 6,000 SF, with labs for book conservation, paper conservation, special collections conservation and exhibit prep, photo documentation and scanning, offices, automated boxmaking, commercial bindery preparation, mold remediation (209 SF), and disaster response.
Room 140 – Book Conservation Lab
The Book Conservation Lab is where most of the work on the research book collections takes place.
Board shear, ~56"
4 map cases end-to-end and counter top
Long work table (equal length to the 4 map cases)
1 large press; 6 small presses
3 u-shaped benches
3 benches at a long counter
Room 140G – Special Collections Lab
The Special Collections lab is a shared space for Lilly Library Conservation and the Paper Conservation Lab.
Board shear ~44"
Four map cases w/ counter tops
Two u-shaped benches
Three benches at a long counter
Room 140F: The Paper Conservation Lab
Standard sink and counter
Two map cases w/ counter tops
Two table-height treatment tables
Deionizing water filtration
Enclosures, Room 140A, houses the automated box-making machine, a guillotine, and the board stock used to make enclosures.
Work Room, Room 140E, is a machine/dirty room with:
Nor-Lake 3-Door Freezer -10° to -25°C
The mold remediation room has:
Disaster response equipment
In addition there are two outdoor walk-in freezers, one 12' x 8' x 10' and another 16" x 8' x 10.'