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Thesis Binding

Masters and Doctoral students who wish to have personal copies of their theses/dissertations bound can bring them to Bindery Prep. located in the staff area on Level B in Homer Babbidge Library. Thesis binding hours for are Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This service is also available to undergraduate honors theses students.

Please Note:  For thesis paid through University Accounts see the Binding Services page..


You should print and fill out a Personal Theses/Dissertations Binding Form. The form is available in the following formats (click to download):

- PDF format (104 kb) (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- Microsoft Word format (42 kb)

- Sample Personal Theses/Dissertations Binding Form (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Payment must be made at the time your thesis is dropped off. Payment is by money order only. Cash, credit cards, and personal checks are not accepted. Money orders are made out to Homer Babbidge Library. A money order can come from a bank, the post office or a store selling money orders.

Shipment Schedule
Theses are sent to the commercial library bindery used for all library binding; the bindery picks up and delivers every other Wednesday. The deadline to get your thesis into the next shipment is 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the day before the shipment. Theses and dissertations received after 2 p.m. on Tuesday may not go out until the next shipment two weeks later. An e-mail notice is sent to patrons when theses and dissertations are returned from the bindery and available for pickup; please wait for the e-mail notification before visiting our office.Theses are usually available for pickup two weeks and one day after the shipment date (the day the theses are sent to the bindery, not the day they are turned in to Bindery Prep.) after 3 p.m. on that day. The current shipment schedule (subject to change) May-December 2014:

Shipment Date Date Due/Available
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Thursday, October 02, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014*

Date tentative, subject to change

Theses can be shipped to Bindery Prep if you cannot drop them off in person. The mailing address is:

Bindery Prep/Theses Binding
Homer Babbidge Library
University of Connecticut
369 Fairfield Way
Unit 1005
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1005

An e-mail notice is sent to patrons when theses and dissertations are returned from the bindery and available for pickup; please wait for the e-mail notification before visiting our office. If an e-mail address is not avialble we will telephone you. Theses must be picked up at Bindery Prep. If you can’t pick them up yourself, you can have someone else get them for you. Bindery Prep. will hold personal theses for up to one year after the date returned from the bindery. IF YOUR THESES ARE NOT PICKED UP AFTER ONE YEAR, THEY WILL BE SENT TO YOUR ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT.

Color Samples

The following are samples of the cover binding colors. Please note that due to the limitations of digital images, these are not exact reproductions of the available colors.

For additional information, please see our Personal Thesis Binding FAQ.


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