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Thesis Binding

Once you have been notified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research that final Library approval has been received, you can have your final thesis hard cover bound. This can be done through U of R Printing Services, located on the main floor of the Administration Humanities building.

Hard copies are sent to the binders for hard cover binding.


Printing Services can print your thesis for you. Electronic versions may be sent by e-mail to or you can drop it off on a portable memory stick (USB). It is recommend that the file be supplied in PDF format in order to avoid font or formatting issues, but can be printed from other formats such as Word. Please ask for a quote, as prices are based on quantity.

Hard Copies

Alternatively, you can bring your printed hard copies to Printing Services to be sent for binding.

The binding process takes two to three weeks. You will be contacted by Printing Services when the bound copies are ready to be picked up and paid for.

The title of the thesis and your name will appear on the front cover of the bound copies. The title will be placed on the spine only if it fits, otherwise, only your name will be placed on the spine. The book is bound in burgundy (unless requested otherwise) and the lettering is done in gold leaf.