Does the Library of Congress offer preservation courses?

The Library of Congress does not offer preservation or library science courses or degrees. The Library does offer collections emergency training for librarians and basic preservation education for the public.

One can participate in workshops and other continuing education opportunities in preservation outside of a degree program through:

The Book Arts Web maintains a Book Arts Education list.

The American Library Association (ALA) maintains a Directory of ALA-Accredited and Candidate Programs in Library and Information Studies.


Last Updated: Feb 17, 2021
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Preservation Directorate
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C.  20540-4530

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We cannot provide: conservation (including review, examination, treatment), digitization/reformatting, access to/use of Library of Congress equipment, project funding, appraisals, recommendations for products or vendors, materials testing or analysis, preservation courses or classes, and/or responses to vendors seeking to sell or promote commercial products.