UJ Library Binding Service

Please be advised that the UJ Bindery Service will be closing on Friday, 30 November 2018 and will re-open on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

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.

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 07:30 and 16:00.
Turnaround time: 7 work days. 


Our prices are competitivePlease see the price list.

Payments can be done as follows:

  • 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.

No Cash payments will be accepted!

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.

​​Contact us:​​


Margo Kesten


Tel.: 011 559 2181




 Michael Mokoena

 Manager: Bindery

 Tel.: 011 559 2161



  • Theses and dissertations
    We  hard bind theses and dissertations according to individual university specifications ​​ ​


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

Soft binding 


A variety of soft binding options are available.

  • Accessories
    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.