University of Connecticut

Binding Services

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 BindingServices form in WORD (.doc) format (can be downloaded and edited)
DepartmentBinding 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).


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.

02brightred 03crimson 08maroon 17darkorange 24yellow 31limegreen