UJ Library Binding Service 
Bindery hours 

Monday to Friday: 07:30 to 15:30. The bindery will be closed over weekends
and the Bindery procedure will be as outlined in this document .

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.  You will find the 2021 Bindery Tariffs here.   

   UJ Library Bindery Procedures

(Final Thesis and Dissertation binding)

Please note:
  1. We do not print any copies for students/clients. Please confirm with your faculty/dept. if the printing must be done single or double sided, as well as the spacing of your document. 
  2. Once your copies have been printed; you will be held accountable if your copies are not checked for correctness. Please double check your
    before handing it in for binding. The Bindery will not be held responsible for pages that are not in the correct order or other errors. “To redo binding will cost you”.
  3. Bring your copies to the Bindery office, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Library, Level 3, Room 312.
  4. Complete an intake form and you will be handed a receipt to make payment immediately before the copies are sent to the Bindery. Proof of payment must be submitted before any binding will be done.  (Please do not make payment before handing in your documents)  
    *** New Banking details for EFT/Cash Payments: 
       FNB - UJ Main account 
                                                                                           Type: Public sector cheque
                                                                                           Account no: 62615873149 (code: 251705)
                                                                                           Branch: Main street (051)
                                                                                           Reference: Bindery intake no. and surname                                                               
  5. Colours: Red / Maroon / Blue / Black / Green / Tan / Brown / Navy Blue.
    Lettering: Gold or Silver.
  6. No student cards can be used to pay for binding. Card, EFT and Cash payments are accepted. A Swipe facility is available at the Circulation Desk, APK Library, Level 1.
  7. Important: If your department is paying for your binding, please submit a signed memo from your HoD/Supervisor, etc. indicating the number of copies to be bound, your name and student no. with a cost code/entity no.
  8. The estimated time for completion is 5 - 7 working days excluding weekends, depending on the workload in the Bindery.
    Please note
    : Graduation periods! - when calling in to check on the progress please quote the Bindery Intake No. (BIN) on your yellow receipt.
  9. You will receive an email advising you when your binding is ready for collection. On collection and before signing for your binding, please check for any spelling errors, e.g. names, titles, etc.
  10. A CD-ROM has replaced the Quarter bound library copy. (Ask your Faculty/Dept for more information). 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact:

  1. Margo Kesten  Tel.  011 559 2181, either email me on  margok@uj.ac.za or licbindery@uj.ac.za   or
  2. Michael Mokoena (Manager: Bindery) Tel. 011 559 2161/2,  email  michaelm@uj.ac.za 

     Postal Address:                                          Physical Address:
     University of Johannesburg                           University of Johannesburg,  Kingsway Road
     Auckland Park Campus (APK)                      Auckland Park (APK Campus)
     P O Box 524                                                  Johannesburg
     Auckland Park, 2006    
     FAO: Ms Margo Kesten, UJ Library, Level 3, Room 312-Bindery Office

​​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.