Thesis/Dissertation Binding

The UWM Libraries may bind personal copies of dissertations and master’s theses written by UWM 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 below for an approved Method of Payment.

Bring the number of volumes to be bound along with a copy of the method of payment form from your department. Volumes can be taken to the Circulation Desk and they will contact Bindery staff.

Volumes are bound using black binding with gold lettering, author’s last name and title listed on the spine, unless otherwise specified.

Pick-ups/deliveries are every 4 weeks. View delivery schedule.

You or your department will be contacted via phone or email when the bound copies are returned from HF Group. Arrangements must be made for these copies to be picked up at the UWM Libraries. The Bindery does not mail personal copies.


Cost per volume: $20.00

Extra charges may apply:

  • Pockets for maps/charts: $6.50 (per volume)
  • Pockets for disks: $2.00 (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 of payment:

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

The following websites have information about where you could get a copy of your thesis bound.

For further assistance please contact Viridiana Rocha at