For the most part, the library's binding services take
place at a commercial bindery determined through a
University bidding process (presently, we use HF Group).
The commercial bindery provides a month turn-around time.
The Library binding process begins when the Library
Bindery gathers up journals from the Current Journals
Area (2nd Level, East) and prepares these completed
volumes for binding. Shipments are made to and from the
commercial bindery every month. All newly bound
journals, upon receipt, are stored in the BARN;
The Library Bindery helps to maintain the integrity of
journal collection by receiving journals, repairing
damaged copies, identifying and locating missing issues,
and processing journals for binding.
The Library Bindery helps library patrons find missing
current issues of journals;
The Library Bindery maintains the current journal
stacks (2nd Level, East);
The Library Bindery does in-house pam binding. Pam
binding is used for pamphlets (text less than 1/2" thick),
"stapled" into a binder using high-density
green board for the front and back covers) and minor
repair of materials.