Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library Policies: Thesis Binding Policy

All of the library's policies are posted here. Find information about our policies relating to collection development, public access, filming, services and more.

Circulation Desk and Office

Circulation Office

Located in HA-112, behind the Circulation/Reserves Desk.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Circulation Desk

Hours: same as the Library

Contact Us

Kelly Boudreau, Public Services Manager
(978) 665-3065
Jordanna Lawton, Public Services Associate
(978) 665-3762    

Thesis Binding Policies

Several of the graduate programs at Fitchburg State University include a thesis requirement or thesis option. Students completing a thesis must adhere to the policies and standards set forth in the thesis guidelines. Thesis guidelines can be obtained through the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education or the student's academic department. Upon completion of the thesis, the student is required to submit a bound copy to be placed in the Library Archives and in the student's academic department. Students have the option to find their own bindery service (contact the library for information on binding requirements) or you may use the Gallucci-Cirio Library's bindery service.

To use the library's bindery service we require:

  • A minimum of 3 copies to be bound

  • Each copy must have an original thesis committee signature sheet and be printed on acid free, quality bond paper (see thesis guidelines for details).

  • Bring the completed, printed copies (Refer to the Thesis Handbook for specific Requirements for Paper and Production, p. 7.) you want bound to the Circulation Desk with a completed Thesis Bindery Request Form.

The cost of binding is $11 per copy; minimum cost is $33 payable by cash or check. At the end of each semester the library will send the copies of all theses received out to our bindery service. Turnaround time from when we send the copies to the bindery to when we receive them back is approximately 4 weeks. When the bindery sends the bound theses back to the library one copy is automatically placed in the Library Archives, one copy is automatically sent to the student's academic department and the students are contacted to pick up their copies.

 Thesis Binding

  • Undergraduate Students - $11/copy, no minimum number of copies required. Binding is optional, not required.


  • Graduate Students - $11/copy, minimum of three copies required, if done through the library's bindery service. Refer to the Thesis Handbook for specific Requirements for Paper and Production (p. 7).
    1. copy placed in the Library's Archives & Special Collections
    2. copy sent to the student's Academic Department
    3. student's copy

Thesis Bindery Request Form