Thesis Instructions: Binding Information


Thesis/Dissertation Binding

Binding your thesis or dissertation is OPTIONAL.  ONCE YOUR SUBMISSION TO PROQUEST HAS BEEN APPROVED, RIT Libraries provides this service if your department requests a bound copy for their records or if you would like copies for personal use. 

For spiral comb binding, please contact the HUB or another office printing service.

The bindery service provided by the RIT Libraries will bind your submitted work with a hard cover.  Theses and dissertations are bound with black covers with gold type lettering on the spine.  For hardcover binding, please follow these instructions:

  1. Print all copies desired for binding
    1. Use a printing service or a personal printer
    2. If you have supplemental material on a CD-ROM, DVD, etc., burn copies for each print bound thesis being requested.  Make sure each CD-ROM is labeled with your name, your thesis title, and the year.
  2. Order and pay for your bound copies using this online order form.  You will receive an email confirmation and the Thesis Binding staff will be notified of your order
    1. Please consult this chart for details on the costs of bound copies
    2. Departments paying for their copy of your bound thesis must submit a separate order form with your name and their payment information
  3. Request an appointment to drop off your printed copies at the Thesis Binding Office
    1. All copies MUST be printed and paid for PRIOR to your appointment
    2. All pages must be in order and prepared for binding (including any folded pages needed for MArch or MFA theses).  Neither the Thesis Binding staff nor the bindery will put your pages in order for you.  Unprepared theses will NOT be accepted
    3. See Frequently Asked Questions page for additional binding information including: drop off, pick up of bound copies, and bindery schedule

Details about your binding appointment

Thesis binding hours are by appointment only during the hours of 9:30am - 3:30pm.

Request an appointment online.  You will be contacted by the staff via email confirming appointment date and time. THE APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT AUTO GENERATED

Before your appointment, make sure to have all needed copies printed, signed, and collated AND have placed an order for binding with payment for ALL copies.

Bring your collated/labeled copies and any CDs/DVDs/Slides to your appointment.

Binding Location

Bindery Schedule

Materials are sent out for binding and received on varying dates.

If you want to receive your bound copies by a certain date please contact the Thesis Binding staff for specific drop-off or pick-up dates. Otherwise, upon drop off you will be provided with a date of delivery.

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