Library

Thesis Binding Policy

Graduate students needing their thesis bound are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Students must supply ALL copies to be bound. The library will not make copies and will retain the thesis with the original signature page. The library will pay for the binding of this copy only.
  • Students must fill out a Thesis Binding Request Form available from the Irwin Library Circulation desk or the Honors Program Coordinator.
  • Paper requirements for your thesis should be high quality copier paper that is acid free. Please use only laser printers to prevent ink smudging and/or transfer. Theses are bound as presented. Library staff does not check for mistakes.
  • Mailing information for personal copies should be a permanent address. Students will receive one copy of the form as a receipt.
  • Effective Academic Year 2013-2014, personal or departmental copies cost $15.00 per copy which includes shipping and handling. Payment must be made prior to binding.
  • Binding should take approximately 4-8 weeks from the time they are turned into the library, barring returns for corrections.
  • If your thesis is in print format, please submit it to the Circulation Desk at Irwin Library, care of Laina Ridenour.
  • If your thesis is a CD or DVD and recital program, please submit them to Sheri Stormes (the Music and Fine Arts Librarian), who is located in the Irwin Library.
Thesis Type Contact Copies
Honors Honors Program Coordinator
Amy Elson
1 Library
+ No. of personal copies desired
Masters - Music Director of Graduate Studies
Lisa Brooks
1 Library
1 Departmental (student pays)
+ No. of personal copies desired
Masters - English

Director MA English
Lee Garver

1 Library
1 Departmental (dept. pays)
+ No. of personal copies desired
Masters - Creative Writing Co-Director of the Writers' Studio
Andrew Levy
1 Library
1 Departmental (dept. pays)
+ No. of personal copies desired
Masters - Education Director METL
Judy Lysaker
1 Library
+ No. of personal copies desired
Masters - History Contact Department 1 Library
+ No. of personal copies desired

Note: Theses with extra parts, non-standard sizes, etc., may incur additional binding costs beyond the standard $15.00 fee.

Questions? Contact Laina Ridenour at 317-940-9532 or lridenou@butler.edu.

 

Last updated June 14, 2013.