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:
- Preservation 101 (live, online course offered by the Northeastern Document Conservation Center)
- Workshops from the Northeast Document Conservation Center
- Workshops from the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
- LYRASIS Preservation Training
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.
Additional Ways to Contact Us
Send written correspondence to:
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4530
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.