The Library Bindery offers binding services to UWC students completing theses/dissertations at competitive prices and a maximum 10 day turnaround, depending on the time of year.
Students from other institutions may also use the UWC binding service for their dissertations.
If payment is to be made via your department, we require departmental authorization on the binding order form prior to placing your order with the bindery.
The Bindery offers two types of binding services.
Hardcover thesis binding
Soft binding (temporary)
Please note that these colours are representative only. For exact colour matching, please visit the Bindery Department.
Every effort is made to provide printing as soon as possible, however please note that if you turn up in person it is not always possible to print thesis there and then, as it is dependent on workload and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
None of our services need pre-booking, just bring your work along to us at the Library bindery when it is ready. Please make sure you check your work, as we start the binding process almost straight away, and it is normally not possible to make changes to page or text order without additional charges being incurred. We are happy to bind additional copies you need for your own use and departmental, both hard and soft.
Standard (glue-based) : R50.00 each
Ring-bound clear front :R10.00 to R20.00 each
10 day service:
1-10 copies R120.00 per copy
Black and white :R0.40 per page
Colour :R3.00 per page
Printed on 80gsm white silk bond paper
Work carried out for students and staff of the University can be collected from the bindery on the 3rd level of the main library. Students will be contacted via email to collect their bound copies when it has been completed.
Submission Information for Postgraduate Students
Students wishing to have their dissertation bound can request this through the downloadable form (PDF, 372KB, opens in new window).
See the binding options pricing and delivery page for more information.
Thesis (print and electronic) are submitted to the library Bindery as follows:
Binding Service Office Hours
The UWC thesis/dissertation binding service is located in the Main Library on the 3rd level. You are welcome to drop off or pick up your thesis copies during the following times:
Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
For any questions about thesis/dissertation submission and binding process, please contact:
Mr Errol Solomon
Head of Bindery
Tel: 021 959 2915