Backstage Library Works

Preserve the Value of Your Collection

What We Do

For over 35 years, organizations across the globe, both large and small, trust our team to provide specialized services such as:

Our breadth and depth of experience in the library community provides our clients a unique array of expertise, positioning us as the ultimate partner for institutions looking to preserve the historic, artistic, monetary and creative value of their library collections. Exceptional, efficient service is a standard we believe in – in fact, we guarantee it.

Who We Work With

We work with a range of institutions, both large and small. Backstage has experience customizing projects for:

  • Public libraries
  • Academic institutions
  • Special libraries
  • Museums
  • Archives
  • Corporate bodies
  • Non-profit foundations
  • Government agencies
Serving Library Networks Large and Small

Network Partnerships

Contact us to learn more about how you can benefit from working with our partners.

Our Values

Backstage Library Works is a library services company. We’ve dedicated ourselves to the cultural heritage community since 1986. We understand that your role as a librarian or archivist is more than a job, it’s a calling. We’re here to provide tools and support to help you accomplish your vision.

Our approach is collaborative. What we consider a standard process may need to be adapted to fit the nuances of your collection. We want to first understand what you’re trying to accomplish, so we can problem-solve together and sort out the options that best meet your needs.

If you think your project is a little outside the box, please reach out. Some of our most exciting work has come from partnering with librarians seeking to do something different.

We are committed to supporting our employees with a full benefits package that includes competitive wages, insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan. Backstage has a strong culture of promoting from within and preferring full-time employment. We believe that happy, supported, and valued employees produce the best results for our clients.

Backstage employs librarians. We offer tuition reimbursement to our staff and encourage pursuit of an MLIS. When hiring, we seek out candidates with experience in libraries and show preference to those who have earned or are working toward a degree in library science.

Our librarians are involved with the PCC, NACO, and CONSER. Our people have contributed to the development of standards and guidelines in the library community. Backstage has been an independent NACO contributor since 2015. We are a corporate member of the American Library Association and its Core division. Our people serve on ALA committees and have made presentations at ALA conferences and other professional meetings.


What Do Our Clients Say?

We Deliver Quality, Every Time

Lifetime Guarantee

At Backstage, we stand behind our work with a guarantee that has no expiration date. Quality is the foundation of our success, and we’re confident enough in our ability to do things right the first time that we’re willing to stand behind our work forever. Our promise here is very simple:

We will correct to the client’s satisfaction, and at our expense, any problem with our services, no matter when such a problem comes to light.

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