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​​​​​​​​​​​​UJ Library Binding Service

The UJ Library includes a well-established Bindery where hard (craft) binding is done to professional standards. The Bindery offers binding services to UJ students, staff, academic departments and faculties as well as private clients.

Submission of bind work

The Bindery is situated on the basement level of the APK Campus Library. However, binding work is submitted at the library administration offices on the 3rd floor in the APK library and not at the Bindery itself. Completed bind work is collected​ at the same venue.

Minimum requirements on submission​

The required number of printed hard copies should be submitted with all pages in the correct order. Pages are bound strictly in the order in which they are supplied.

Page margins should be 4cm on the binding edge and 2cm on the other three edges.

The following should be clearly stated on the submission form:

  • Author name.
  • Title.
  • Degree, year, month, where applicable.
  • Number of copies.
  • Cover colour choice.
  • Letter work colour choice.


Bind work may be submitted from Monday to Friday, between 08:00 and 16:00.

Turnaround time: 7 work days.


Our prices are competitivePlease see the price list.

Payments can be done as follows:

  • Cash payments at the University cashiers in E-ring, APK Campus.
  • Card payments at the APK Campus Library circulation desk.
  • EFT payments on arrangement with the bindery administration office.
  • UJ Departmental payment. Cost code to be supplied on a signed departmental  memo.

Please note that material is only accepted for binding once full payment has been received.

Departmental payments

For departmental payments, we require departmental authorisation on a signed memo prior to placing an order with the Bindery.​​​


Theses and dissertations

We  hard bind theses and dissertations according to individual university specifications

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​Theses and dissertations are fully bound with mock leather and letter work is done with a hot foil machine for a professional look and feel. Letter work can be in gold or silver. 

We have a variety of mock leather colours on offer.​


​​Binding can also be done in the traditional way with half leather on the spine, mock leather on the front and a foiled printed spine.​

Soft binding


A variety of soft binding options are available​.


A number items are available on order.  Please let us know if you need something different and we will do our best to make it for you.​​


Personalised certificate file or tube in mock leather with the UJ logo.

Letter work can be in gold or silver. 

We have a variety of mock leather colours on offer.


Personalised mock leather notebooks with the UJ Logo. 

Personalised pen holders. 

Reserved signs for tables. 

Letter work can be in gold or silver. 

We have a variety of mock leather colours on offer.​

Contact Us

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Margo Kesten


Tel.: 011 559 2181​​

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Michael Mokoena

Manager: Bindery

Tel.: 011 559 2161