Questions regarding the binding process may be addressed to .

This is to inform you that as the University now only accepts and masters and honors program thesis electronically, the Department of Preservation can no longer facilitate binding of any dissertations or theses. Therefore, effective September 1, 2013, the Libraries will no longer accept or process new orders for dissertation and thesis binding.

Shipments to and from the binder and the Library occur at three week intervals.

A check or money order must be made out to Mutual Library Bindery, Inc. to enclose with the order. There is a 15-day waiting period for items to be returned from the bindery. Items may be picked up at Drake Memorial Library (Technical Services Department) upon return from the bindery.


For thesis binding and ProQuest submissions, visit:

Go to the Thesis Binding Office with your receipt, copies, and any CD-ROMs, if applicable.

The knowledge of craft/thesis binding has been passed down through generations since 1830 onto current staff enabling us to offer you the best all-round service possible.


Traditional thesis binding with a custom made hard cover using the Buckram fabric color of your choice. The spine is foil-stamped with your name, degree, and the year.First off, CONGRATULATIONS on reaching a point where you can begin to contemplate binding your research! By the way, since those years were the hard part, we want the binding process to be as easy and stress-free as possible. You have several options with our thesis/dissertation binding service:Q: When will I receive my bound copies? How will I know they're back?
A: If you request optional personal copies, they will be available for you to pick up 6- 8 weeks after you submit them. We'll email you when they come in; let us know if you will no longer be in the area and we'll make other arrangements to get them to you.

Q: How will the advisor's copy get to my advisor?
A: We will email your advisor or department when that copy arrives from the bindery. We make arrangements directly with advisors.For many students, thesis printing and binding is the most pleasant things about thesis writing. Why? Well, because if you are ready to print and bind your project, it means it is successfully finished. The only thing you will have to do after thesis binding and printing is to defend it.