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Binding Services

Cudahy Library, Room 020 (Lower Level) • 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.2138
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Binding Services provides professional binding of theses and dissertations for Loyola faculty, staff, and students.

To have your thesis or dissertation bound, bring your printed materials to the Binding Services Office (Room 020) at Cudahy Library or the Circulation Desk at Lewis Library. (Binding Services will not print the materials for you.)

Traditional Binding

Below is the information you’ll need to place your traditional hardcover binding order.

Your Information

Name, Email, Phone

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Author Name, Title, Abbreviated Title (for book spine), Degree, Year, Month, Number of Copies ($20 per copy), and Cover Color Choice.

Choices for cover color:

Maroon, Loyola's official color Dark red Tomato red Bright orange Brown Gold Mauve
Bright kelly green Hunter green Cornflower blue Dark navy blue Grey Black

  • Cost: $20 per volume. (Payment is due at drop-off, in cash or check written out to Loyola University Chicago.)
  • Turnaround: 2-5 weeks
  • Pickup: Finished copies may be picked up at the Cudahy Library Circulation Desk on the Lake Shore Campus, or they can be sent through intercampus mail to any Loyola departmental office or library. (The Bindery does not ship off-campus.)

Velobind

VeloBind is a soft-cover binding similar to what you might get at a copy shop. It can be used on any dissertation, thesis, or manuscript an inch or less thick.

To have your thesis or dissertation bound, bring or mail your printed materials to the Binding Services Office.

  • Cost: $5.00 per copy. (Payment is due at drop-off, in cash or check written out to Loyola University Chicago.)
  • Turnaround: 1-2 business days
  • Pickup: Finished copies may be picked up at the Cudahy Library Circulation Desk on the Lake Shore Campus, or they can be sent through intercampus mail to any Loyola departmental office or library. (The Bindery does not ship off-campus.)

Documents and payment can be dropped off at either:

Lake Shore Campus:
Cudahy Library
Bindery Office: Room 020
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.2138

(Items may also be shipped to the above address.
Be sure to include your contact information.)
Water Tower Campus:
Lewis Library
Circulation Desk, 6th Floor

Contact:
Bodgie Recometa
Library Associate
312.915.6621
rrecome@luc.edu

If no one is available in the Bindery, you may drop off your copies (no payments) at the Cudahy Circulation Desk. Please include a note with your daytime phone number.