fragile book

What is fragile book?

fragile book meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A book in such delicate or poor condition that even normal handling is likely to cause further deterioration. Libraries sometimes affix a bookplate to warn users that gentle treatment is required. If the book is valuable, it may be kept in the rare books and special collections section to allow closer supervision of its use.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO