Library Preservation

Our knowledge of ourselves and the world around us grows only through the accumulation of countless bits of information, laid down like bricks as a foundation for wisdom. Libraries are the intellectual brickyards of our civilization, fundamental to our survival and growth. This is the largest library in the world. More than 84 million items are housed in three buildings on 535 miles of shelves. The accumulated facts, fantasies, philosophies, and fears of mankind are brought here in every medium yet devised to record information.