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Preservation unit


The Department of Preservation serves Syracuse University by ensuring the long-term preservation and access of collections in all media and formats.

Core functions of Preservation within Syracuse University Libraries include preparation of materials for circulation; repair of circulating materials; preparation of materials for off-site storage; and disaster preparedness.

Facilities include “Collections Care” located in the basement where commercial binding, paperback stiffening, and circulating collections repair take place.

In addition the Department provides workshops and other outreach activities to organizations in the region.

Student Opportunities

The Preservation Unit is pleased to offer internships, independent studies, and work-study opportunities for students in all areas of its operations. For more information contact Marianne Hanley.

Student Employment Opportunities

Motivated individuals who want to learn more about books with good manual skills, able to take instruction, assume responsibility. Positions are available over academic year and for summer employment. Preference will be given to local students who can work over the winter break. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Marianne Hanley at

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Thesis Binding

Dissertation and Theses Binding

This is to inform you that as the University only accepts doctoral dissertations and masters and honors program thesis electronically, the Department of Preservation can no longer facilitate binding of any dissertations or theses.

All persons seeking bound copies of the dissertation or thesis, can arrange to do so at the following websites:

The process is quite easy - fill out a form, attach a print ready PDF version of the thesis or dissertation, select options, and enter payment information. The bound copy will be sent to you at the address you specify.

More information for Dissertation and Thesis Format

For more detailed information about the format of dissertations and Masters theses, please see the Electronic Dissertation/Thesis Submittal Checklist at Syracuse University Graduate School What You Need to Graduate web page. These guidelines were established in response to frequent queries and are designed to help you easily find the appropriate materials you need.


Marianne Swanberry Hanley
Preservation Librarian
Access & Resource Sharing
Bird Library

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