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University of Connecticut University Libraries


Binding Services

Academic and administrative departments at the University of Connecticut can send theses, books and journals to Bindery Prep to process for commercial binding. Data records are entered for each item into our commercial library binding software system; the materials are sent to the bindery in the next scheduled shipment. Bindery Prep will notify the department when items are materials from the bindery are returned and ready for pickupment Schedule

Payment via Kuali

Billing for Binding Services is intiated by the Library Business Office in Kuali. To set up payment for binding materials e-mail the following information to
Department Name
KFS Account to be billed
Object Code: (usually 6636)
List of items to be bound
Contact Person

The billing information is sent to the Library Business Office where a Kuali request is created.

Department Binding Services form

Please use the Department Binding Services form to provide us with information on spine labeling, cloth cover and any additional information. The form is available for downloading in two formats:
Department Binding Services form in WORD (.doc) format (can be downloaded and edited on the computer)
Department Binding Services form in ADOBE ACROBAT (.pdf) format

Shipment Schedule

The bindery shipment is every other Wednesday. Items received after 12 p.m. on Tuesday may not go out until the following week’s shipment. Most items sent to the bindery are returned two weeks after the shipment date (the day the items are sent to the bindery, not the day they are delivered to Preservation) and are available after 3 p.m. on that day. Materials requiring special work, such as reprints and phaseboxes, may take longer (3-4 weeks). The current shipment schedule is listed on the Thesis Binding Page


Departments are responsible for arranging pickup and delivery of items to and from Preservation. Items can be sent to us through campus mail. The mailing address is:

Homer Babbidge Library
Bindery Prep
Unit 1005P
ATTN: Fred Rick/Binding

Arrangements for pickup and delivery of large shipments can be made through the Central Warehouse.

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.