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Thesis Binding

The W.I. Dykes Library keeps 2-3 copies of each thesis submitted to graduate programs at the University of Houston-Downtown. One copy is kept in a non-circulating collection for long-term preservation. Other copies are added to the Theses Collection and made available to check out. A description of each thesis is added to WorldCat to support interlibrary lending of UHD theses.

How to Submit Your Thesis

Students must submit 2-3 original unbound copies on white 8-1/2 x 11 paper.

Use at least 20 pound paper. Look for "Acid Free," "Archival Quality," or "Thesis Paper" on the label.

Print all text with a 1.25-inch left margin. Each copy should include an authorizing signatures page with original signatures.

Unbound theses may be brought to the Technical Services office in Room 517-North or mailed to:

         Steven Ring
         Assistant Director for Technical Services
         UH Downtown Library
         1 Main Street
         Houston, TX 77002


How to Register Copyright

Students may register copyright for their thesis by applying directly to the U.S. Copyright Office:


Personal Copies

For personal copies, students should work directly with a binder.

Here is a list of binders who often work with students:

  • HF Group ( 800-334-3628 )
    1010 North Sycamore Street
    PO Box 89
    North Manchester, Indiana 46962
    Submit online at

  • The Bookbindery (281-403-3009)
    14019 South Gessner
    Missouri City, TX

  • Seidl & Sons Bookbinders, Inc. (281-829-2002)
    1718 Fry Road, Suite 135
    Houston, TX



If you have any questions about thesis binding, please contact:

          Steve Ring
          Assistant Director for Technical Services
          Phone: 713-221-8976
          Fax: 713-221-2752



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W.I. Dykes Library • University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street • Houston, Texas 77002
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Last updated or reviewed on 7/31/12

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