Open as normal from 24 January 2023. Read more about our stocktake here.

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Marsh’s Library operates a bindery which works on the conservation and preservation of its rare books, manuscripts, maps, prints and drawings and archival material.

You can support this essential work by your donations.

How Do You Conserve A Book?

These images show the process of conserving and repairing a beautiful atlas, published in Amsterdam in the 1660s by Johannes Blaeu.

The spine of this atlas was damaged, and the boards were detached.

Setting up the cords for the new spine

Almost ready to cover the new spine with vellum.


Dr Jason McElligott, Director,
Marsh’s Library,
St Patrick’s Close,
Dublin D08 FK79.

Telephone: (01) 454-3511
or from outside Ireland +353-1-454-3511

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