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Binding Services

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

Cost: $25 per item (payment is due at drop-off, in exact cash or check written out to Loyola University Chicago). 

Turnaround: 5-7 weeks 

Pickup options: You will be notified when your materials are ready for pickup. Finished copies may be picked up at: 

  • Cudahy Library Bindery, (LL Rm.20 ) or Circulation desk
  • Lewis Library Circulation desk 
  • Intercampus mail to any Loyola departmental office (the Bindery does not ship off-campus). 

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). Print or email the Personal Binding Form to make your selections for customization.

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 ($25 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

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 

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00am - 5:00pm 


Sherri Rollins: Preservation Librarian  

or Rosie Frehe; Preservation Associate 

 (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

Bodgie Recometa
Library Associate

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.


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