International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Short Communication

Role of acid-free paper in libraries: A survey

Saurabh Manglik
  • Saurabh Manglik
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Ch. Charan Singh University, Campus, Meerut U.P. – 250 004.
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  •  Received: 09 March 2011
  •  Accepted: 29 November 2013
  •  Published: 31 August 2014



Acid-free paper is a paper that has a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater). It can be made from any cellulose fiber as long as the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin and sulfur free. Acid-free paper addresses the problem of preserving documents for long periods.


Key words: Overview, standards, logo of acid-free paper, archival paper, preservation, Durabook.