Masters and Doctoral students who wish to have personal copies of their theses/dissertations bound can bring them to Preservation on the B Level in Homer Babbidge Library. Thesis binding hours for Preservation are Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 at Preservation. Payment is by money order only. Money orders must be made out to Homer Babbidge Library. Cash, credit cards, and personal checks are not accepted.
The bindery shipment is every 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 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.
Theses can be shipped to Preservation if you cannot drop them off in person. The mailing address is:
Homer Babbidge Library
University of Connecticut
369 Fairfield Way
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1005
ATTN: FRED RICK/THESES BINDING
(Please include the last line in the address to ensure that the package is delivered to Preservation)
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 Preservation. 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.
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 general inquiries concering Preservation and for inquiries pertaining to this site, contact the Preservation Webpage Manager.