Answered By: Sarah Taylor
Last Updated: May 18, 2022     Views: 261

The library offers two types of softback binding, and can arrange for hardback binding.

Softback binding

Two types of softback binding are available for students: thermal and comb. This good quality binding can be used for assignments, projects and dissertations. Comb binding has a plastic spine and thermal binding has a hard metal spine. Both types of binding have a clear plastic front and back cover. 

This is a 5 hour leave and collect service. Items left after 5pm can be collected the following day.

Please ask at the Help Desk for further details and to take advantage of this service.

  • Thermal binding: £2 per document
  • Comb binding: £1 per document
Hardback binding

Hardback binding is provided in conjunction with Walkers Binding, which is based at the University of Salford and used frequently by the University of Bolton.

Email your PDF document to Walkers Binding for a quote. Payment is made online and theses can be delivered to the Library on request.

Other companies are also available: Blissett Thesis Binding (examples available on request from the Library Desk) and BSM Print, a local company suitable for art student. Their telephone number is 01204 656333 or via email.

The University of Bolton has set out the following requirements for hardback binding:

                          Front                                                            Spine