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: If you are binding theses for a department and expect to use a transfer voucher for payment, please go to 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):
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.
The bindery shipment is every other Wednesday. The deadline to get your thesis into the current week’s shipment is 2 p.m. Tuesday. Theses and dissertations received after 2 p.m. on Tuesday may not go out until the following week’s shipment. Theses are due back two weeks and one day after the shipment date (the day the theses are sent to the bindery, not the day they are delivered to Preservation) and are available after 3 p.m. on that day.
The current shipment schedule (subject to change) for the remainder of 2013:
|Shipment Date||Date Due/Available|
|Wednesday, October 09, 2013||Thursday, October 24, 2013|
|Wednesday, October 23, 2013||Thursday, November 07, 2013|
|Wednesday, November 06, 2013||Thursday, November 21, 2013|
|Wednesday, November 20, 2013||Thursday, December 05, 2013|
|Wednesday, December 04, 2013||Thursday, December 19, 2013|
|Wednesday, December 18, 2013||Thursday, January 15, 2014*|
*4-week return due to holidays.
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
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1005
ATTN: FRED RICK/THESES BINDING
Patrons are notified by e-mail (or by phone if an e-mail address is not available) when theses are returned from the bindery. 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. Preservation 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.
For general inquiries concering Preservation and for inquiries pertaining to this site, contact the Preservation Webpage Manager.