Disaster Preparedness and Response

Planning and Preparedness

Response and Recovery

Disaster Assistance

If your library or institution has suffered damage and would like to request assistance, contact LYRASIS Preservation Services at 504.300.9478. Preservation Services staff is available to provide advice on salvaging collections or connect you to additional resources 24/7. This service, along with all others listed on this page, is free of charge.

Other Help in the United States

Below is a list of preservation field service programs in the United States. If LYRASIS' lines are busy or down to due an emergency, please contact one of the other programs listed below. Although their facilities are located in different regions, all are available to assist any cultural institution in need.​

LYRASIS, Annie Peterson: 504.300.9478
  • Balboa Art Conservation Center: 619.236.9702
  • Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts: 215.545.0613

  • Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center: 402.595.1178

  • Intermuseum Conservation Association: 216.658.8700

  • Midwest Art Conservation Center: 612.870.3120

  • ​National Heritage Responders: 202.661.8068

  • Northeast Document Conservation Center Collections Emergency Hotline: 855.245.8303

  • Williamstown Art Conservation Center: 8:30 – 5:30: 413.458.5741, after hours and on weekends and holidays: 413.458.9545 ext. 212

  • Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service: 888.905.7737​​