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What to do when your book gets wet

Zelda Caldwell - published on 09/22/17

This handy video shows you step-by-step how to rescue a soggy book.

A book left out in the rain, caught in a hurricane or high tide, or perhaps dropped in the tub is usually headed straight for recycling bin.

Water and paper do not work well together – and what was once an attractive slim volume of prose is likely now a wavy, bloated and crumbling mess that looks more like an archaeological find than a prized book from your collection.

Before you toss your wet book, know that there is hope. This video from the Syracuse University Libraries offers a short and helpful primer on what to do when your pages get a soaking.

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