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Sue at Carver Library <[log in to unmask]>
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Sue at Carver Library <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 12:14:24 -0400
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I switched to Citrisolv, which has a safer MSDS than Goo Gone, and is just
as effective. I find if I dampen the label and *let it sit* for 5-10
minutes, it will peel up nicely. If you don't let it sit, it won't work
nearly as well. I also find that leaving the label intact first rather than
peeling up in shreds helps it come off better. And If you let it sit too
long it will dry out again and you have to start over. :)
An old gift card also makes a good scraper.


Sue McClintock
Library Director

Carver Memorial Library
12 Union St. / P.O. Box 439
Searsport, ME 04974

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On Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 4:22 PM Ann Spinney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Does anyone know of a tool or safe solvent for removing the super-sticky
> labels that vendors slap over the ISBNs on book covers? My fingernails are
> getting worn out.
> A question for a Friday afternoon, I guess. Thank you ~Ann
> Ann Morrison Spinney, PhD
> Assistant Dean of Learning Resources
> Northern Maine Community College
> Presque Isle, ME
> (207) 768-2734
> I honor and acknowledge the Wabanaki Nations, on whose land and resources
> the city of Presque Isle is built