The UWM Libraries can arrange for binding of personal copies of master’s theses and dissertations written by UWM graduate students and faculty. Binding orders must be processed through a UWM department. NOTE: Not all UWM departments provide this service. Please see alternatives to this process below.

To Order

Contact your department and make arrangements for payment. See Method of Payment, below.

Unbound theses and dissertations can be delivered to the Circulation Desk at the Golda Meir Library. Bring the number of volumes to be bound along with a copy of the method of payment form from your department. Circulation staff will contact bindery staff in the Collection & Resource Management Division.

Theses and dissertations are bound in black bindings with the title and author’s last name embossed on the spine in gold, unless otherwise specified at the time of order.

You or your department will be contacted via phone or email when the bound copies are returned from HF Group, the bindery currently under contract with UWM. Arrangements must be made for these copies to be picked up at the Golda Meir Library. We do not mail personal copies.

Delivery Schedule

We are on a 4-week delivery/pick-up schedule (with some exceptions). Volumes sent out on one date will be back on the next. You will be contacted when they have been unpacked and are ready to be picked up. If you have any questions, please call 414-251-5970.


  • January 2
  • January 30
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 5
  • December 3
  • January 27, 2025


Cost per volume: $25.00

Additional services must be requested:

  • Pockets for maps/charts: $6.50 (per volume)
  • Pockets for disks: $2.00 (per volume)
  • Case-flush-bottom binding – recommended for books with heavy text blocks or more than 2″ in thickness: $5.00 (per volume)

Additional charges may apply:

  • Oversized height – past 15″: $6 (per volume)
  • Oversized thickness – past 3″: $7 (per volume)

Method of Payment

The UWM Libraries Bindery does not accept cash, credit cards, or personal checks. Binding orders must be processed through your department using the following form for payment:

If you do not have a UWM department affiliation or you are not currently a student at UWM:

The following websites have information about custom thesis and dissertation binding services:

For further assistance please contact Collin Schulz at