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THESIS - BINDING, Steps to getting your Thesis bound.: Students

Hammermill Library binding suspended

⚠ Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Library has temporarily suspended the ability to offer bound copies of Thesis. We are still able to accept a PDF version of the thesis for addition to the library collection upon request.

Dear Graduate Student,  Hammermill Library will bind your paper thesis for you. As a graduate student you are eligible for a bound copy of your thesis. Your Faculty Advisor is responsible for sending the PDF and two paper copies to the library for binding.   Follow the instructions below for preparing your thesis. See the Department Secretary for further information.

Mandatory: Submitting Your Thesis to the Library


After your thesis has been approved, two paper copies, one pdf of your thesis, and a copy of the publication agreement must be submitted to your graduate department. It is very important that your thesis follow the guidelines listed below:

Thesis Guidelines:

1. A PDF file must be provided along with two paper copies.

2. Include the title page, abstract, and table of contents, as submitted to your adviser.

3. Include pagination.


Don't forget to include the signed publication agreement!

Your faculty advisor will send the two paper copies and one PDF document to the library.



Why electronic?

Electronic submissions allow the University to fulfill its responsibilities of recording and archiving theses and dissertations more economically. While the primary goal of Electronic Thesis &  Dissertation (ETD) initiatives is to make the research and scholarship freely and openly accessible, ETDs reduce the need for library storage space and advance digital library technology, thus, improving library services.

Publication Agreement Form

A signed copy of the publication agreement form is required upon submission of your thesis.  Please click this link to retrieve the form