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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 on the Lower Level of Bird Library 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.


Thesis Binding

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 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.

Student 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