Over the last few years the staff at Durham Cathedral library having been working to put together an Adopt A Book Scheme, where books in the collection can be conserved in the name of a sponsor.
In October 2016 the scheme was launched which initially included 68 books in need of conservation. Individuals are invited to adopt a book and ensure its restoration and return to the library to be enjoyed by visitors, students and scholars alike. The collection comprises volumes from a multitude of disciplines. An updated catalogue will be released this year on 10 October for the Adopt A Book 2017 launch.
Below you can see some of the images of just a selection of the volumes we have conserved so far.
For more information on the scheme go to https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/beinvolved/adoptabook