Natural disasters in libraries can be devastating and require special preservation and conservation techniques. 

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Burning of the Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar


Flames tower into the night sky during an "accidental" fire at the historic library. 50,000 volumes were destroyed (over 12,000 were considered…

Fire damage at the Camden/Ouachita County Public Library


A blackened, jumbled scene is viewed through the doors of the library; the roof has fallen in and the building is open to the sky. There are scarcely…