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  1. Virtual Content From Festival of Libraries

    In our previous blog post, we mentioned our contribution to the Manchester City of Literature’s Festival of Libraries, a brand-new celebration of Greater Manchester’s 133 libraries. The festival was supported...

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  2. Festival of Libraries

    This June, Chetham’s Library will be taking part in the Festival of Libraries. This is the Manchester City of Literature’s first Festival of Libraries, a brand-new celebration of Greater Manchester’s...

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  3. Book Clean

    As heritage organisations are opening their doors once again, we are preparing ourselves to welcome back visitors and readers. It will not come as a surprise that our staff have...

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  4. Environmental Control

    Environmental conditions play an important role in the life span of collections, if ignored the problems they cause can build up over time and cause a lot of damage to...

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  5. A Bread and Cheese Bookseller

    A new work by our late Librarian, Michael Powell and his friend and colleague Terry Wyke While we as Library staff are always pleased to welcome a new volume from...

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  6. Pesky Pests

    Today’s blog continues our conservation series, this time focusing on the damage to collections by pests. The majority of library and paper-based collections will have objects affected by insects and...

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  7. A Restoration Ash Wednesday

    Most of us probably harbour an impression that with the accession of Charles II the age of the Puritan was over for good or ill. Theatres re-opened, Christmas was brought...

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  8. Another One Bites The Dust

    Next in our Conservation series, we will be exploring the damage caused to books and collections by dust. Dust may be something you would expect to find in old libraries,...

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  9. Speedway Superstars

    The last year has seen us rely on digitised resources more than ever before, and we continue to work on increasing the content of our online catalogue to meet the...

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  10. Good As Mould !

    Following on from previous blog posts, we have decided to introduce a more detailed series on the conservation work carried out in historic libraries. This series will focus on the...

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