Binding Unit

Welcome to the Binding Unit

The Memorial Library Binding Unit provides binding preparation services to all of Memorial Library, 13 General Library System Member libraries, and College Library Reserves.

Services provided include preparation for commercial library binding and rebinding of serials and books, and custom-made protective containers for fragile materials.

These materials are sent to commercial binders under contract to the University of Wisconsin — Madison. In addition, pamphlet binding is done in-house.

The Binding Unit does not provide binding services to individuals, departments or libraries which are not affiliated with the General Library System.

The Binding Unit is located in the basement of Memorial Library. From the main elevator lobby, turn right. At the end of the hall, turn right again. The Binding Unit is the first door on the right.

The Binding Unit is located in B137 Memorial Library, 728 State Street, phone: 608-262-3294.

The Bindery is open for deposit of theses by appointment and during the hours below.

During the WEEK LEADING UP TO THE FIRST DEGREE DEADLINE for thesis submission, guaranteed hours will be:
  Monday-Friday:  9:30am-10:30am ; 2:30pm-3:30pm

See Graduate School website for deadline dates:

During “DEGREE WINDOW PERIODS” and at all other times, please call the Binding Unit at 608-262-3294 for an appointment or to learn the availability of other walk-in times, which are typically within the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday -Friday.

Please note that the Binding Unit is located within Memorial Library and will be closed on any day that the Library is closed.