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Avoid Light; Avoid Food & Drink

Avoid light

Avoid direct light sources. Both artificial and natural light can cause irreversible fading to photographs, papers, inks and book bindings. Store important books and records out of bright lighting and sunlight.

Avoid food and drink

Keep food and drink away from important records. 

Debris or spills can attract vermin and can cause irreparable damage to papers, photos and books. 

Do not handle important records if you are eating or drinking. Wash your hands before touching the records.

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imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.