The purpose of binding books and magazines is to preserve them for future use. The unit coordinates the preparation, shipment and return of library materials to and from the commercial binder, including periodicals, paperbacks, theses, and items needing repair. All items are processed in accordance with Library Binding Institute Standards incorporated into a state contract, specifying quality of materials used, acceptable techniques to be performed, categories appropriate for different types of books, and costs.
Items spend approximately 4-5 weeks within the binding process (3 weeks at the bindery), and all volumes sent to the bindery are checked out on the Library System before being shipped.
K-State Libraries contracts with The HF Group located in North Manchester, Indiana.
Personal copies of dissertations, thesis and reports written by K-State graduate students as part of their degree may be bound by HF Group. Go to Thesis on Demand to order your copy.